How to Cancel your Domain Registration
Before you cancel a domain registration subscription, you will need to be aware of the process involved. The steps to cancelling a domain currently require a verified email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Verification through email is accomplished by providing either the last 4 digits of the credit card on your account, or the Account Management Panel (AMP) password in the email that you send to the Technical Support team.
The process of having a domain subscription removed and cancelled from a domain registrar are two different things. The following article explains this in detail below. If you intend to keep a domain but manage it with a different domain registrar, then this is known as a domain transfer and will require an authorization code. The release of a domain requires a verified email request.
Types of Domain Registration Cancellation
Before you begin the process of cancelling a domain registration, please review the different ways a domain "cancellation" can occur. This will depend upon how you wish for it to be done.
Here's a brief list (Click on the text to see a detailed explanation):
It is possible to have the domain subscription cancelled and then not act on the actual transfer process. If you do not follow up on a released domain, then the domain registrar will attempt to bill you for the renewal of the domain when the domain expires. At that point the billing for the domain registration is directly between you and the domain registrar. If you did not pay the renewal, then the domain registration would be suspended and then placed in redemption after a period of non-payment. The "redemption" period is a period of time where there would be a penalty fee added to the cost of having the domain renewed. This cost typically varies depending on the domain registrar.
Cancellation of a domain registration subscription will not automatically remove the website URL from the internet. It will remove the auto-renew of your domain and the billing item from your account with us.
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