Turn Google Domains on or off

As an administrator of your organization's Google Accounts, you can control who uses Google Domains. Just turn Domains on or off for those users in your Admin console. Users who have Domains turned on can purchase new domains (such as, example.com), and manage domains from their account.

Important considerations

  • If you turn this service on for everyone, you should first consider if you want to allow all users to purchase domains with their G Suite account. This includes students in G Suite for Education accounts. If not, consider keeping this service off, or turning it on only for users in some organizations (such as, G Suite administrators).
  • If you turn this service off, users who had previously purchased domains from Google Domains using their G Suite account will have the chance to transfer ownership of their domain to another Google account (such as a personal Gmail account) when they next try to manage their domain. Their domain will continue to renew each year, provided their payment instrument is valid.

Control who uses Google Domains in your organization

Before you begin: To turn the service on or off for a set of users, put their accounts in an organizational unit.

  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 Appsand thenAdditional Google services.
  3. Click Google Domains

    Tip: Scroll to see all services. Or at the left, choose a Filter to narrow the list, for example, based on status or popularity.

  4. At the top right of the gray box, click Edit Service Compose.

  5. To apply settings to all organizations, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save

  6. To apply settings to individual organizational units, do the following: 

    • At the left, select the organizational unit that contains the users whose settings you want to change.
    • To change the setting, select On or Off.
    • To keep the setting the same, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
    • If the organization's status is already Overridden, choose an option:
      Inherit—Reverts to the same setting as its parent.
      Save—Saves your new setting (even if the parent setting changes).

    Learn more about the organizational structure.

If you manage a large number of users or sync your LDAP directory

You can use access groups to turn on a service for specific users within an organizational unit. You turn off the service for the organization, and then add the users to an access group that has the service turned on. This lets you give users access to services without making changes to your organizational structure. Learn about access groups.

Next steps

Learn about Google Domains at the Google Domains Help Center.

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