Transfer your domain to another host

When you transfer your domain to another domain host, you must update your domain settings for Gmail and other services to continue to work.

I brought my own domain to Google Apps

Already owned your domain when you signed up for Google Apps?

Once you complete the transfer of your domain, you need to update your new domain host records to work with Google Apps.

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

If you purchased your domain during sign-up, your domain is hosted by a Google Apps partner host.

To transfer your domain from your Google Apps 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 Google Apps partner host

    1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
    2. Click Domains (if you don’t see it displayed, click More Controls).
    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 a domain authorization code (also known as an EPP code) from your current domain host. This code is a unique string of letters, numbers, and symbols, used to prevent your domain from unauthorized transfers.

    GoDaddy
    1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
    2. Click Domains.
      (If you don't see Domains in your dashboard, you may need to select More controls to view the Domains option.)
      Where is it?
    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 takes you to a GoDaddy sign-in page.
    6. Sign in to the GoDaddy Domain Manager using your GoDaddy sign-in name and password.
    7. In the GoDaddy Domain Manager, click your domain name.
    8. Locate the Authorization code tab, and click Send by email.

    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 Google Apps.

    eNom
    1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
    2. Click Domains.
      (If you don't see Domains in your dashboard, you may need to select More controls to view the Domains option.)
      Where is it?
    3. Click Add/remove domains.
    4. Click Advanced DNS settings and locate your eNom password.
    5. Send an email to eNom at GoogleClients@enom.com with the following information: your domain name, eNom password, and a brief description of your transfer request.
    domaindiscount24 (key_systems)
    1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
    2. Click Domains.
      (If you don't see Domains in your dashboard, you may need to select More controls to view the Domains option.)
      Where is it?
    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 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 Google Apps.

    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. Click Gear icon.
    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 Google Apps 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 Google Apps:

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