Domain auto renewal is a feature offered by many web hosting services, including Bluehost. It automatically renews your domain registration when it’s about to expire, ensuring that you don’t lose your domain name. While this feature can be convenient, there might be instances where you don’t want your domain to auto-renew.
Why Might You Want to Turn Off Auto Renewal?
There could be various reasons to disable auto renewal:
- You no longer need the domain.
- You’re planning to transfer the domain to another registrar.
- You want to avoid unexpected charges.
What is the Process to Turn Off Auto Renewal on Bluehost?
- Log into Bluehost: Start by logging into your Bluehost account. This will take you to your dashboard.
- Navigate to Domains: On the left-hand side of the dashboard, you’ll see a column of options. Click on ‘Domains’ to expand it and then select ‘My Domains’.
- Select Your Domain: This will display a list of all the domains associated with your account. Find the domain for which you want to turn off auto renewal.
- Access Domain Settings: Next to your chosen domain, click on the ‘Manage’ button.
- Toggle Off Auto Renewal: Once the domain settings page loads, navigate to the ‘Renewal’ tab. Here, you’ll see the ‘Auto Renew Domain’ option toggled on. Simply click on it to toggle it off.
- Review Other Features: Ensure you also toggle off any other associated features with your domain if you don’t want them to auto-renew.
- Confirm Changes: The settings should save automatically, deactivating the auto renewal for your domain.
What is the Outcome?
By following the steps above, you’ll prevent your domain from being automatically renewed on Bluehost. This gives you more control over your domain registration and associated costs.