Transfer ownership

You can transfer ownership of a Google Site Search engine to another Google Account.

This process applies only to paid Google Site Search engines. If your search engine is the master of a business group, transferring ownership doesn't change the owner of any free search engines in that group.

This is a two-step process.

  1. First, you'll need to use the Business Settings page of the Control Panel to transfer ownership to a new administrator.
  2. Next, Google will create a new search engine with all the properties of the original search engine. This search engine will have a new ID, which Google will provide to the new administrator. You must update the search engine code on your site with your new search engine ID.

To transfer ownership of a Google Site Search engine:

  1. On the Control Panel, on the left-hand menu, click Business Settings.
  2. In the Ownership section, click Transfer Ownership.
  3. In the Email address box, type the email of the new owner. This email address needs to be a valid Google Account.
  4. Update the details in the Administrator and Organization information sections. Google will send license renewal notification and other messages to the email address in this section.
  5. Click OK.