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Delete DNS records

If you no longer need a DNS record on your domain, you can delete it from your DNS zone file at any time. Deleting records will completely remove them from your zone file and they can't be recovered. Make sure you double check your settings before deleting records, and consider copying existing record details before deleting them.

Deleting DNS records could cause connected services, like your website or email address, to stop working properly.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select an individual domain to access the Domain Settings page.
    select a single domain
  3. Select DNS to view your DNS records.
    select dns tab
  4. Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to delete and then select Delete.
    • To delete a single DNS record, select screenshot of the icon for editing a dns record Delete next to the specific record you'll be deleting.
    Note: If you can't delete a DNS record, make sure you don't have forwarding on the domain, and that your Website Security IP address is correct.
  5. Select Delete Records to confirm deletion of the selected DNS records.
    • If your domain has Domain Protection, you'll need to verify your identity. If you've had 2-step verification (2SV) turned on for at least 24 hours, enter the code we sent via SMS, or enter the code from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password we sent to your registrant email address.

We'll delete the DNS records from your zone file immediately. Most DNS changes take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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