Downgrade account

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I'd like to downgrade my account.  Currently Homestead hosts the website name (“domain registration”) but not the website, and I believe we are paying for both.  I'd like to keep Homestead as the host of the domain registration.  How do I go about doing this downgrade?
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Michelle C, Employee

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I do see the site is hosted elsewhere. I can assist with downgrading the account to domain hosting only for $14.99 per year. This does required permanently deleting the site files that were built on the Homestead platform, is this okay? 
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Hi Michele, I'd also like to Downgrade my account. I'd like to keep Homestead hosting the Domain Name, but in my case, would like to take the site down temporarily. After we move I'll get the site up and running again. Can you please reach out to me and let me know how to make this happen, thanks_John
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It sounds like downgrading would not be your best option in this case. In order to downgrade your account, we would have to permanently delete your website. This would not be recoverable, so you would need to rebuild your site when you are ready to restart. I would recommend either keeping your account open and simply pulling your site down by unpublishing, or close your account. This runs a risk though, if your domain expired while the account is closed, we will not send you email reminders and it will not automatically renew.