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. 

How did you buy your domain?

I brought my own domain to G Suite

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

After 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 hosts 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 sign-up, 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.
    3. Click Manage Domains.
    4. Next to the domain you want to transfer, click View Details.

      A window opens and shows your partner host and domain registration information.

    5. Click Advanced DNS Settings to view your domain username and password and sign in to the DNS console where you can unlock your domain and copy your transfer authorization code.

      The Domain registration information and Advanced DNS Settings menu is shown.

  3. Unlock your domain and get your domain's transfer authorization code.

    Domain hosts lock your domain to protect from unauthorized transfers and changes.

    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.

    Choose your domain host below to get the steps to unlock and transfer your domain.

    Unlock and transfer your domain from GoDaddy
    1. From the Advanced DNS settings, note your Sign-in name, Password, and Customer service PIN.
    2. Click Sign in to DNS console.
    3. Enter your Sign-in name and Password and click Sign In.

      The Domains page opens in a new tab.

    4. Next to the domain you want to transfer, click More ""and thenDomain Settings.

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

      The Domain Settings page opens in a new tab.

    5. Scroll down to the Privacy Settings and if your domain privacy is on, click Turn Privacy Off.

      Privacy Settings: Privacy Is On - Turn Privacy Off

    6. If Privacy email forwarding is On, click Edit and select Do not forward email.

      The Privacy email forwarding Edit button and the Remove Domains by Proxy button are shown.

    7. Click Remove Domains by Proxy.
    8. Click Save.
    9. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and click the Domain lock to turn it off.

      A red circle highlights the Domain Lock button.

    10. To the right of the Domain lock, click Transfer domain away from G Suite.

      The Domain Transfer Out page opens in a new tab.

    11. Read through the Domain transfer checklist and click Continue with transfer. Follow the prompts to complete the domain transfer.

    The transfer 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.

    Unlock and transfer your domain from eNom
    1. From the Advanced DNS settings information, note your Sign-in name, Password, and Customer service PIN.
    2. Click Sign in to DNS console.
    3. Enter your domain name and password and click Login.

      The Domain Settings page opens in a new tab.

    4. Next to Registrar Lock, click Edit.
    5. Select Disable and click Save.

      Disable is selected under Edit Register Lock

    6. In the line above Registrar Lock, click Email Auth Info to Registrant to send a request to eNom for the domain transfer authorization code.

      Email Auth Info to Registrant link

      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.

    7. At the top of the page, click the Contact Information tab.
    8. Under ID Protect, click Edit.

      The ID protect field is shown

    9. Select Disable and click Save.
    Unlock and transfer your domain from domaindiscount24 (key_systems)
    1. From the Advanced DNS settings information, note your Sign-in name, Password, and Customer service PIN.
    2. Click Sign in to DNS console.
    3. In the Customer ID or email address field, enter your Sign-in name.
    4. Enter your Password and click Login.

      The domaindiscount24 Dashboard page opens in a new tab.

    5. From the menu on the left, click Domainsand thenMyDomains.

      Menu > Domains > My Domains

      A page with your domaindiscount24 domains listed opens.

    6. If the domain you want to transfer has a lock next to it, click the lock to unlock your domain.
    7. To the left of the domain you want to transfer, check the box.

      Red circles highlight the domain lock and the Request authcode option.

    8. Click More ""and thenRequest authcode.

      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.

    Unlock and transfer your domain from Google Domains

    Note: If the domain you want to transfer is a .co.uk or .uk domain, follow these steps to transfer it to another host.

    1. Sign in to Google Domains.
    2. If you have multiple domains, click the name of the domain you want to transfer.
    3. From the Domain overview page, on the left, click Registration Settings.

      From the Menu, Registration settings is selected.

    4. Scroll down to the Domain registration section, and if your domain is locked, click the lock to unlock the domain.

      Domain is locked.

    5. Under Transfer out, click Get auth code.

      Next to the Transfer Out title, the Get auth code link is selected.

    6. If necessary, sign in. Then select To a different domain registrar.
    7. Click Continue.

      To a different domain registrar is selected.

    8. Copy the authorization code and provide it to your new domain registrar.

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

  4. Authorize the transfer of your domain.

    Consult your new domain host for specific instructions.

  5. Connect G Suite with your new domain host.

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

  6. When your domain transfer is complete, cancel your domain registration subscription.


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