Transfer your domain to another host

When you transfer your domain to another domain host, you must update your domain settings so that Gmail and other G Suite services continue to work.

Transfer requirements

If you recently registered or transferred your domain, your domain host may require a waiting period. You must wait 60 days to transfer your domain after you:

  • Register your new domain name
  • Transfer your domain to your current domain host
  • Change your domain registration information, such as your email address.

Domain hosts are required to enforce this waiting period (also known as domain lock) by ICANN (governing organization for domains). For questions about your domain, contact your domain host. 

I brought my own domain to G Suite

Already owned your domain when you signed up for G Suite?

Once you complete the transfer of your domain, update your new domain host records to work with G Suite.

  1. Visit the support centers of your current and new domain host for transfer instructions.
  2. Connect G Suite with your new domain host.
I purchased my domain when I signed up for G Suite

If you purchased your domain during signup, your domain is hosted by a G Suite partner host.

To transfer your domain from your G Suite partner host:

  1. Get transfer instructions from your new host

    Visit the support center of your new domain host for specific transfer instructions.

  2. Identify your G Suite partner host

    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

    2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

      To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

    3. Click Add/remove domains. Your partner host is listed next to your domain.
  3. Unlock your domain

    Most domain hosts lock your domain to protect unauthorized transfers and changes. Follow these instructions to unlock.

  4. Get your domain’s authorization code

    To transfer your domain, your new host may require an authorization code from your current domain host. This code is used to prevent your domain from unauthorized transfers.

    GoDaddy
    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

    2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

      To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

    3. Click Add/remove domains.
    4. Click Advanced DNS settings and take note of your GoDaddy sign-in name and password.
    5. Click Sign in to DNS console. This console takes you to a GoDaddy sign-in page.
    6. Sign in using your GoDaddy sign-in name and password.
    7. Above the domain name that you want to transfer, click Settings Settings and then Domain settings.

      Domain Settings is selected from the Settings icon drop-down list.

    8. In the Additional Settings section, click Get authorization code.

    The authorization code is sent to the email address listed on file with GoDaddy. Most likely, it’s the email address you used to sign up for G Suite.

    eNom
    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

    2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

      To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

    3. Click Add/remove domains.
    4. Click Advanced DNS settings and locate your eNom password.
    5. Sign in to your eNom DNS console with your domain name and password.
    6. Next to Registrar Lock, click Edit.
    7. Select Disable and click Save.

      Disable is selected under Edit Register Lock

    8. In the line above Register Lock, click Email Auth Info to Registrant to send a request to Enom for the domain transfer authorization code.

      The authorization code is sent to the email address listed on file with Enom. Most likely, it’s the email address you used to sign up for G Suite.

    domaindiscount24 (key_systems)
    1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

      Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

    2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains.

      To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

    3. Click Add/remove domains.
    4. Click Advanced DNS settings and note your domaindiscount24 sign-in name and password.
    5. Click Sign in to DNS console. This console takes you to a domaindiscount24 sign-in page.
    6. Sign in to the Domain Manager using your domaindiscount24 sign-in name and password.
    7. Click the domain you want to transfer.
    8. Under Authorization code, click Request authcode via email.

    The authorization code is sent to the email address listed on file with domaindiscount24. Most likely, it’s the email address you used to sign up for G Suite.

    Google Domains
    1. Go to domains.google.com.
      If you're not taken to the Google Domains console, click Manage your domains. If prompted, sign in using the account username and password you used to purchase your domain.
    2. Next to the domain you want to transfer, click the Expires tab.
    3. Under Transfer out, click Get authorization code.
    4. Copy the authorization code and use it for your new domain host.

    Note: If you don't see your domain listed, you may be signed in to a different account. Learn more about switching between accounts.

  5. Authorize the transfer of your domain

    Consult your new domain host for specific instructions.

  6. Connect G Suite with your new domain host

    Once you complete the transfer of your domain, you need to update your new domain host records to work with G Suite:

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