Learn to transfer, manage, and renew your existing domain with Cloudflare Registrar.
Existing Cloudflare customers can transfer and manage domains via Cloudflare Registrar. Cloudflare Registrar offers free personal data redaction (Whois Privacy) that meets current ICANN guidelines. If a registry provides a promotional price for a top-level domain (TLD), Cloudflare automatically provides that price to customers.
Before getting started
For details on what to do before transferring a domain to Cloudflare, see Transfer domain.
Transfer a domain to Cloudflare
Refer to the Cloudflare developer docs for registrar transfer instructions. Domain transfer completion depends on your current domain provider’s response time. A transfer takes up to fifteen days. The domain transfer process consists of the following steps:
- receipt of verification codes,
- release of the domain, and
- additional confirmation emails.
Customers that recently renewed their domain do not lose time added to their expiration upon domain transfer. ICANN requires a domain transfer to extend the expiration date by at least one year. A domain that transfers on October 10, 2019 but expires March 10, 2020 acquires a new expiration of March 10, 2021.
Renew domains via Cloudflare Registrar
Once your domain is transferred to Cloudflare Registrar, the domain is renewable via Cloudflare. For instructions on renewing a Cloudflare Registrar domain, see Renew domains.
Domains are renewable at any time. Additional years are always added to the current expiration date regardless of when the renewal takes place. You are billed the number of renewal years times the renewal fee for that TLD. For example, a 5-year renewal of a .com domain currently costs $40.15 ($8.03 X 5 years).
Renew domains automatically
For instructions on and further details about renewing a domain, see Renew domains with Cloudflare Registrar.
Understand renewal notification
For more details about renewal notifications, see Renewal notifications.
Per Cloudflare’s expired domains policy the domain registration will be canceled unless renewed prior to the expiration date. Domains are not immediately deleted from your Cloudflare account upon expiration. Instead, expired domain registrations have a Redemption Grace Period (RGP) of 30 days. During the RGP the domain may be restorable for an additional fee. Domains may not be transferred during the RGP. Cloudflare blocks attempted transfers of an expired domain.