# How To Pause An Online Auction
One of the simplest ways to Pause An Online Auction is to clear the Online bidding end time which effectively suspends bidding for all items (except those that have specific override end times set).
# Online Bidding Period
From the main Auction Dashboard, go to the Online/Mobile Bidding > Online Bidding to edit the auction's Online Bidding Period.
# Edit Online Bidding Period
Click the blue pencil icon to Edit Online Bidding Period setting, and click the "clear" button on the auction's end time setting.
Click the "checkmark" icon to save your new time settings and the auction event will immediately be effectively suspended of "paused". This will not end the auction.
# Re-Open Online Auction
To re-open the online auction, or "un-pause" it, edit the Online Bidding Period times to set an Online bidding end time to a future date.
If you click the Online bidding end time "now" button or set a time in the past the online auction will be immediately closed when you save the settings.