WatchBorn Global features stories from entrepreneurs around the globe   New episodes out now
Domain Review

We’ll review your website domain(s) to make sure they meet our requirements and that the product(s) being sold meet our Terms & Conditions and are within our Acceptable Use Policy.

This is also true of any subdomains that you plan to sell from using Paddle. 

You should submit each domain that you plan to launch a checkout from, but you’ll only need one domain approved to progress to the next step in the verification process. 

Submitting your website domains for review

Once you're ready to start verification, head to 'website approval' on the Paddle dashboard. You can find that under 'Checkout' on the left nav bar, or follow the verification prompts on your 'get started' page. 

You can submit additional domains associated with your website for approval at any time.

Website domain verification

Once you’ve submitted  our team will start reviewing your domain to ensure it meets our requirements and Acceptable Use Policy.

This usually happens without any action required from you. However, in some cases, our team may contact you by email for additional information.

When reviewing domains, we must ensure the following is available on your website.

  • A clear description of your what your product does
  • Information about your pricing
  • Your Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Refund Policy are visible on the website

Your website must be online, and it must have an SSL certificate on it (HTTPS)


Do I need to do this?

Yes, all customers using Paddle need to successfully complete website domain review for any domain or subdomain from which they wish to launch a Paddle checkout. This will ensure that you are in full control of who is able to load your Paddle checkout and also ensures that your Paddle checkout remains compliant with industry standards of security and safety.

Be aware that you will only be allowed to sell through the domain(s) that have been approved. For example, if you had ‘’ approved, but you want to enable Paddle checkouts on a subdomain “”, you will need to have that subdomain approved separately.

Note that this, however, does not need to be configured on the Sandbox environment in order to facilitate ease of testing.

What if I’m using a feature of Paddle that does not use domains?

Although the feature you’re using may not be reliant on domains, we do need to know where the product is being sold, so we can ensure that we remain compliant with industry requirements. You can contact our Customer Support team for more information by emailing us at

Why has my domain been rejected?

You’ll receive an email from our team to provide more information, but typically, rejection reasons fall into these categories:

  1. The products being sold on the website are not in line with our Acceptable Use Policy.
  2. The domain being added was flagged as high risk and potentially does not follow our Terms & Conditions.
  3. Our team has requested more information about your website and we’ve not received a response from you.

If you think we made a mistake with your domain review feel free to contact us. You can do this by replying to the email we’ve sent you.

Can I test my Paddle checkout without domain approval?

Yes, if you would like to test our checkout, you can do so by using our sandbox environment, which doesn't require approved domains.

Need more help?

Login to your Paddle account to chat directly with our Seller Support Team or…