If you have a domain name registered through the registrar Namecheap, you may have trouble deleting your domain before its expiration date.

This company follows a different deletion process than deleting your GoDaddy domain, so you should become familiar with its specific policies before attempting to delete your domain name yourself.

Read ahead to learn more about the Namecheap domain deletion process.

What Is Namecheap?

Namecheap is a registrar that offers domain name registration and internet hosting.

This site has been selling domain names to consumers since 2001, and it is one of the most popular registrars on the web.

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How to Delete Domain—Namecheap

Unlike some registrars, Namecheap does not allow its users to delete their domain names manually.   This is common its the same if you wanted to delete a Bluehost domain.

Instead, you will need to wait for your domain to expire, which will occur after its registration period ends.

This company allows users to rent domains for one to ten years at a time, so depending on when you registered, you may need to wait a while before your web address expires.

Alternatives to Deleting Your Domain Name

Even though you cannot delete your domain name outright, you can still take steps to make it less visible and ensure that your registrar deletes it when the time comes.

Here are a few alternatives to deleting your domain name manually.

Contact Customer Support

It never hurts to reach out to customer support and ask if they could waive the company's deletion terms.

Customer support can also assist you if you need help with any of the other tips on our list and send you news and offers about purchasing related domains.

Turn Off Auto-Renew

Namecheap utilizes an auto-renew option that allows users to save their credit card information and renew their domains automatically.

We suggest going into your account settings and turning off auto-renew—this will ensure that your domain does not renew when it reaches its expiration date.

If you need help, you can contact customer service to change these settings for you.

Sort and Label Your Domains

You can sort and label your domain names in your account to help you remember which ones to keep and which ones to delete.

Just log in to your account, navigate to the admin panel, and click to begin creating labels for your products.

Redirect Your Domain to Another Site

If you wish to make your domain name useful until it expires, you can set it up to redirect to another link.

Remove Your Web Page Content

If you no longer wish for your site to be visible in search engines, removing its content will decrease its search engine rankings.

Contact Your Internet Hosting Company

You can also talk to your hosting company about taking your domain off the web and out of search results.

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