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How to Delete a Domain Name Registration

At some point you may find it necessary to delete a domain name registration.

It may be that you finally decided to remove a non-valuable domain name from your portfolio so there’s no chance of renewing it by mistake, or it may be that you just realized it’s a trademark of another company and you want to eliminate potential legal issues associated with owning it.

Whatever the reason, certain registrars allow you to delete a domain name from your portfolio.

Registrars that allow you to delete a domain name registration include:

Delete a Domain Name Registration at GoDaddy

1. Sign into your GoDaddy Domain Control Center: https://dcc.godaddy.com/dcc50/default.aspx

2. Select the domain name, mouse-over “More” and select the “Delete Domain” option
GoDaddy.com Delete Domain Name

3. Verify your desire to delete the domain name from your portfolio
GoDaddy Delete a Domain Name Confirmation

4. See the deletion confirmation on screen (it’s transient and will vanish within 30 seconds)
GoDaddy Delete Domain Onscreen Confirmation

You will also receive an email confirmation.
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You will also have a certain number of days to email support and undo this delete request. At the end of the period, the domain name is deleted and available for registration.

Delete a Domain Name Registration at Uniregistry

1. Sign into your Uniregistry account and go to “Manage”: https://uniregistry.com/account/manage

2. Select the domain name, mouse-over “Edit” and select the “Edit selected” option
Uniregistry Delete Domain Name Registration

3. Click the “Advanced” tab
uniregistry-delete-domain-advanced

4. Click the “Delete” button, then press the “Yes, …” confirmation button
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uniregistry-delete-domain-confirm

You will also receive an email confirmation.

You will also have a certain number of days to email support and undo this delete request. At the end of the period, the domain name is deleted and available for registration.

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2 Responses to “How to Delete a Domain Name Registration”

  1. Jan says:

    Good day,
    I have a possibly trademark-infringing domain. I will ask my registrar to delete it, but I have a question. Can a trademark owner sue me or bother me in any way for owning that domain after the domain was deleted from my account and I no longer own It?

    I mean, all the trademark owner needs is Whois History and he has all my info. But the question is, can I be in trouble even If I dont own the domain anymore?

    Thank you

    John

    1. Hi John,

      I’m not a lawyer and this is not legal advice.

      If the time period is still within the statute of limitations, theoretically a claim could still be filed against you. However, it seems unlikely because the court could not order the transfer of the domain name as a result of the case, and the only possible monetary damages would seem low (i.e., less than the cost of the lawsuit) given that the defendant has already surrendered the domain name.

      Hope that helps.

      Best,
      Michael

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