Renewing Shopify-managed domains

If you purchase 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 address and information are used to purchase and renew domains. Make sure that your email address is up to date so that you receive notifications about your domain subscription.

Enable automatic domain renewal

Steps:

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

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

Your domain will now renew automatically on the date listed.

Disable automatic domain renewal

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

Steps:

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

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

Disable automatic renewal for .de domains

If you purchase a .de domain through Shopify, 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 hilfe@shopify.com, who will submit it to OpenSRS on your behalf. This form must be submitted at least 5 days before the domain's scheduled renewal date.

Renew an expired domain

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

If your domain subscription expires, then you have 40 days to contact Shopify support if you want to renew it. You can't renew an expired domain yourself.

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