Warning: after cancellation, there is no guarantee the domain will become available to register somewhere else, and you may not be able to get it back. Keep in mind that you do have the option to keep the domain at WordPress.com, and use it elsewhere, see our alternatives in the below sections.
You can cancel a domain registered through WordPress.com:
- within two days of purchase and receive a full refund. To cancel, please log into your account and go to My Upgrades. Click Cancel next to the domain you wish to cancel.
- after two days from the purchase date, you will not receive a refund but the domain can still be canceled by contacting support.
Important note: The cancellation link sent to your the email address in your account is only valid for 24 hours. If you click and see an error, please contact us.
Using Other Web Hosting
The name servers for your domain control where traffic for the domain goes. If your domain was registered through WordPress.com, you may change the name servers to point somewhere else at any time.
Transfer a Domain to Another Registrar
If you would like to transfer your domain to another registrar, you must wait 60 days from the purchase date or after changing the domain registrant’s Contact Information. This is standard across all registrars and is a rule set by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).