Renewal of your Shopify domain

If you've purchased a domain through Shopify, then you can automatically renew your domain subscription in your Shopify admin. This is sometimes referred to as a domain extension. Automatically renewing your domain ensures that your ownership doesn't expire.

By default, the Shopify store owner's email and information is used to purchase and renew domains. Make sure your email is up to date so that you receive notifications about your domain subscription.

Enable automatic domain renewal


  1. In the Shopify-managed domains section, click the domain that you want to renew automatically.

  2. In the Auto-renew section, check the Auto-renew this domain every year box.

Your domain will now renew automatically on the date shown.

Disable automatic domain renewal

If you don't want your domain subscription to renew automatically, then you can disable it in your Shopify admin.


  1. In the Shopify-managed domains section, click a domain name.

  2. In the Auto-renew section, uncheck Auto-renew this domain every year.

Disable automatic renewal for .de domains

If you bought a .de domain through Shopify before September 23, 2019, then you can't stop the domain from being renewed automatically from your Shopify admin. The domain continues to renew automatically unless you complete a Domain Termination/Deletion form. Email the completed form to Shopify's German support team at, who will submit it to OpenSRS on your behalf. This form must be submitted at least 5 days prior to the domain's scheduled renewal date.

Any .de domain bought through Shopify after September 23, 2019, doesn't need to follow this process. For these domains, the automatic renewal function can be turned on or off in the Domains section of your admin, as outlined above.

Renew an expired domain

If you do not have auto-renewal enabled for your domain, then you need to manually renew your domain to prevent it from expiring.

If your domain subscription does expire, then you have 40 days to contact Shopify support if you want to renew it. You cannot renew an expired domain yourself.

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