How do I delete a domain name on my account?

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You can remove a domain from your account. Before you delete your domain, there are a few things you should know:

  • Any email messages or email addresses associated with your deleted domain will be lost. Therefore, we recommend that you delete your domain only if you can easily spread the word that your email addresses have changed. Also, we recommend that you back up any important email messages. Read this post to find out how to back up emails.

  • If your domain name is associated with a WebListings upgrade, log in to the WebListings dashboard (at http://business.intuit.com) and update your business profile. Change the domain name listed in the Customize Profile and WebListings tabs to another website address and save your changes before submitting your domain deletion request.

  • We do not provide refunds for prepaid services. So, if you have paid for this domain name as an upgrade, you will not receive a refund for the setup fee or your subscriptions fee for this domain


Warning: Deleting your domain is final. All emails associated with the domain will be lost when you click delete domain

To delete a domain

  1. Click Domains on the left.




  2. The Domain Center will open with Manage Your Websites Domains expanded.




  3. Find the domain you'd like to delete. Then, in the Domain Control area, click Delete Domain




  4. Read the important information about deleting your domain. Then, click to select the checkbox acknowledging you've read and understand the important information.




  5. Click Delete Domain

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Hi,

You can remove a domain from your account. Before you delete your domain, there are a few things you should know:

  • Any email messages or email addresses associated with your deleted domain will be lost. Therefore, we recommend that you delete your domain only if you can easily spread the word that your email addresses have changed. Also, we recommend that you back up any important email messages. Read this post to find out how to back up emails.

  • If your domain name is associated with a WebListings upgrade, log in to the WebListings dashboard (at http://business.intuit.com) and update your business profile. Change the domain name listed in the Customize Profile and WebListings tabs to another website address and save your changes before submitting your domain deletion request.

  • We do not provide refunds for prepaid services. So, if you have paid for this domain name as an upgrade, you will not receive a refund for the setup fee or your subscriptions fee for this domain


Warning: Deleting your domain is final. All emails associated with the domain will be lost when you click delete domain

To delete a domain

  1. Click Domains on the left.




  2. The Domain Center will open with Manage Your Websites Domains expanded.




  3. Find the domain you'd like to delete. Then, in the Domain Control area, click Delete Domain




  4. Read the important information about deleting your domain. Then, click to select the checkbox acknowledging you've read and understand the important information.




  5. Click Delete Domain

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As I have tried to delete my site.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I want to delete my website, help me..
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Hi there!

Please check out the steps above on how to delete the domain. Once the domain is deleted, you can delete individual pages and files from your file manager.

Thanks,
Aubrey
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Aubrey - What about pointed domains that were registered elsewhere (GoDaddy). How do you get those removed? I have a few that have expired that I need to have removed from my account.
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Good question, Dave! For pointed domains, we'll need to delete them from our end. Please reply back with which domains you wish to delete and I'll take care of them for you.

Thanks,
Aubrey
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Aubrey, Thank you for the reply. I ended up finding a post somewhere on here that said similar, so I hopped on the chat client and Rudy hooked me up in a matter of minutes. Good to go and appreciate your answer and willingness to help. Have a great weekend!
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You're welcome! Thanks for keeping me posted :)
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I have two websites, how can I delete one and keep the other one.
J.R.

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Have two need one..
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HI James -

It looks as though you have 2 domains associated to the same website, so please check out the post above on how to delete one of them.

Thanks,
Aubrey
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I have 2 domains associated with the same website. If I delete one of the domains, will the website be affected?
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You can delete the extra domain from the domain manager inside of your account. If you delete a domain, any links or search engine ranking will be lost.
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I have 2 domain names- the original and then the second one is pointing to the first one. We changed names and no longer want to use the first one. How do I delete it without affecting the second one?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Deleting my original domain name to only use the second one?.
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how can i cancel my add ons in my billing under outstanding balance i made a mistake to add another url and need to take it off! My credit card could not get charged cause i did not put money on my card yet

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Please Help.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Company name change.


I have changed my company name and need to change my web domain as well. I have added my new web address to my account but need to delete the previous one. How do I do that?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Unused domain do not want to auto renew.


How do I cancel a domain I don't use from auto renewal? Don't want my domain anymore.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
can i switch domain to a new one?.


i want to keep my account but am no longer associated with the group i created web page for. i want to change web page and have new domain
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I cancel a website.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I change my url? or delete the one I have and start all over.


I want to delete my domain (url) and create a new url but I only get this message We are unable to delete your website because you have a domain name associated with it. Visit our Help Center for more information on deleting a domain or changing your domains site association.
Are you sure you want to delete the following website and ALL the pages and files associated with it? it is now bobatlexpokernewsandinformation,com I want to change it to bobatlex.net, also it has hstrial in front of it, will that go away after the trial period?
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It sounds like you are on the wrong screen. Deleting a domain is different than deleting a site. Follow the steps above, and let us know if you run into problems.

Mike
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
I want to delete this domain name RETAILGOGREEN.COM.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Changing web address.


Hello, I am fairly new here. We are updating our website and scope of work and feel it would be a better fit to change one word in our company name, which means that we would also have to change the web address www.______.com {not sure if I am using the correct terminology} I am already paying for one domain and don't want to pay for another. I simply want to change the name. Can someone please help?
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Hello Mike6640, Since you can't edit a domain name after it's been registered, you actually have to delete the domain from the account (see instructions above), and then register the new domain. See instructions on this page: https://community.homestead.com/homes...

If you delete the old domain first, then you can the additional domain upgrade.

Mike.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
OOps, I registered the wrong domain name for my Homestead website.


How do I change the domain name I registered for the new site I'm building with Homestead. I made an error when naming it and only discovered this after I'd confirmed by email to you?
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We have to remove the pointed domains.  If it is registered with us, then you can delete it using the steps above.  Please confirm you want me to remove the domains above.

Drew
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Hi Drew-

yes please remove the 2 referenced domains
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Hi Nadia6245,  Just letting you know those domains have been deleted.

Mike
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Thank you Mike!
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Nadia6245,

You're welcome

Drew
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled domain issue.

i have a domain name is  associated with my website but it will not allow me to make it my primary domain.and it changed the spelling of my domain i am requesting and do i contact intuit or homestead about this issue. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changing Domains.

Hi,

I want to change my domain from a .com to .ie. I own both of these domains and have added the .ie as a subdomain which is currently redirecting to the .com website. How can i change this so the only URL being used for this website is the .ie one?
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AJ5179,

You can delete the .com, but keep in mind that any links from search engines or bookmarks on individual computers will no longer work, so you could potentially see a drop in traffic if many people use the .com, or you have a good number of backlinks to the .com
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can you drop my second domain immediately?.

Please drop my second domain immediately-hugheshrs.info.
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You would need to delete the domain from the account as shown above. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can I change my domain name?.

I just accidentally created a new domain (complete with extra charges), when all I really wanted to do was change the name of my old one to this one. How do I fix this?

Note: This conversation was created from a reply on: How do I move or copy a website?.
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It is not possible to change a domain name. You will need to delete the domain you don't want. Keep in mind that 1 factor in Google ranking is the age of the domain. If you delete the domain, you will lose all the ranking your domain has built up over time.
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I recently transferred my domain from Tucows to godaddy. I need to delete my domain from my homestead account so I can close it. Will deleting my domain name from my homestead account also delete it with godaddy or just remove it from homestead? I am now pointing my domain name it to a different host site and need to keep my domain name. 
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If you provide your domain I can double check your domain if you would like, but removing off our side will not remove it off GoDaddy's side.
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I have a favor - 
Can someone delete the 2 domains for me?
they are blank websites chigoodness.com (PLEASE make sure it is this one - another one I have with the hyphen - which I WANT)  :)
and top-health-cafe.com
Thanks very much
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Hello,

I have removed chigoodness.com and top-health-cafe.com off your account for you.
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Thank you very much.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Changing an Existing Domain Name.

My site currently has two domains. One of the domains is active, but I no longer use the other and would like to change its name and the page itself to use for a new professional service I plan on offering. How do I replace an existing domain name with a new domain name? Thanks!
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Hi Bennett3683,
Take a look at the article above and let me know if this helps you out any!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cancel Add on Domain.

Hi there,
I'd like to cancel my add on domain service that total 34.00 a year (1 Domain: $24.00 / year 1 Domain Privacy: $10.00 / year) makeuprequired.com. Thank you for any help you can give!!
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Debra3094, Delete the domain and the billing should remove automatically.
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Thank you Drew!!
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You're welcome!
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I need to delete 3 domain names that are currently pointed to my primary website.  I believe I read above that this needs to be done at your end.  Please help.
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Try again any time today. If you still have an issue, please provide the 3 domain names and I can remove them for you.
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just did and still cannot see my domain names, but can see them under emails.  I do not have emails for these three thou.
meltmethodstlouis.com
meltmethodstlouis.net
meltmethodstlouis.org
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ok, I have removed them for you.
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thank you so much, Drew!
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You're welcome
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Hi,
I have deleted 2 unused domains  from my account and opened a new one (www.vitalityclinichawaii.com) however it is still pointing to the old, deleted domains. Could you have their ghosts exorcised from my site, so they do not cause confusion? The a/m site is my good site under construction, please, leave it there!
Thanks
Alex
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 That domain is associated with a site and no other domains. Is it bringing up the correct site? or is that the wrong site?
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I followed ALL steps listed. It will not allow me to delete domain and website. The website is not longer needed and so I need to delete it. VERY frustrated I cannot talk to a REAL person to get this resolved!!!!
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What issues are you experiencing when trying to delete the domain and website?

You can definitely speak to someone by calling support: 1-800-710-1998
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I will call support because the online help is NOT help!!!!!  I followed all instructions and I get an error 404-file or directory not found page appears when I click through to the delete domain page.
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Thank you for giving me the phone number for support.  It was NOT my issue.  They were able to handle the problem!! 
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I understand and I'm glad they were able to assist you!