Delete a subdomain

Now that you understand what a subdomain is, you can use the Zone File Editor in the DNS Manager to delete a non-forwarded subdomain that points to an IP address. If you want to forward a subdomain, see Forward a subdomain.

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

To delete a subdomain

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. On your product list next to Domains, click the Text Icon (Plus sign button) to expand the list:
  3. Expand Domains List

  4. Next to the domain you want to manage, under the Action section, click on the Manage DNS button:
  5. Manage DNS Button

  6. On the DNS Management page, scroll down to the Forwarding section.
  7. Click Click pencil icon on existing MX records(the pencil icon) next to the subdomain you wish to delete.
  8. Click Click trashcan icon to delete MX record(the trashcan icon). Your subdomain will automatically be deleted.

DNS can take up to 48 hours to propagate.

If you have forwarded your subdomain, deleting it in the DNS Manager does not delete its forwarding.

To delete a subdomain for a domain registered at another company

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  3. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  4. On the DNS Management page, scroll down to the Forwarding section.
  5. Click Click pencil icon on existing MX records(the pencil icon) next to the subdomain you wish to delete.
  6. Click Click trashcan icon to delete MX record(the trashcan icon). Your subdomain will automatically be deleted.

DNS can take up to 48 hours to propagate.

If you have forwarded your subdomain, deleting it in the DNS Manager does not delete its forwarding.

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