You can transfer your domain to:
- Another Google Domains user
- Your own account with a different registrar
- A different user with a different registrar
If you transfer a domain to another account in Google Domains, you or someone else must change the domain. Learn how to share domain management.
Important: Most domain transfers take up to 5 days to complete. If you want to cancel a transfer before it’s registered with the new registrar, you must do so before the transfer ends.
To find out how to transfer multiple domains, please contact support.
Before you start the transfer out process, note the following restrictions:
- If Google Domains has a pending admin action against your domain, you must fix the matter before you can transfer.
- Registry Operators and other registrars may place restrictions on transfers that have been purchased in the last 60 days based on ICANN policy permissions. Work with your new registrar to troubleshoot any issues.
For requirements specific to your domain name ending, refer to the domain ending details.
- Sign in to Google Domains.
- Click the name of the domain that you want to transfer.
- At the top left, click Menu Registration settings.
- Under "Domain lock," make sure your domain is unlocked.
- On the right of "Transfer out," click Get auth code.
- Sign in if needed.
- Copy the authorization code.
- Give the authorization code to your new registrar.
- Click Done.
Transfer a .co.uk or .uk domain
Transfers of .co.uk and .uk domains to Google Domains involve the Nominet.uk registry. Learn how to transfer .co.uk and .uk domains.
Know the different roles
Each step of the transfer process needs action by different individuals and entities:
- Domain owner: Refers to you at Google Domains.
- In “Registration settings,” prepare the domain for transfer.
- Update the contact info
- Unlock the domain
- Get the authorization code.
- New Domain owner: Refers to you or the person you’re transferring the domain name to at the new registrar's site.
- Give the authorization code to the new registrar.
- Pay for another year of registration.
- New registrar: Gives the authorization code to the domain's registry.
- Registry: Asks Google to check if the registrant (WHOIS contact) wants to transfer the domain.
- Google: Approves the domain transfer. Sends a transfer confirmation email to the registrant (WHOIS contact) for approval.
- New registrar: Tells the registrant (WHOIS contact) that the transfer is done. The new domain owner might have to re-enter and verify the contact info for the registration or reverify existing info.
If private registration or redaction is turned on during the transfer out process, the new registrar won’t receive the info for the:
- Tech contact
For domain names with full WHOIS published, this info might or might not be transferred depending on the new registrar’s processes.
Upon completion of the transfer, you must re-enter and verify this info with the new registrar. This process might yield a change to registrant, admin, or tech contact provided for the registration.
When your transfer is done, the Google Domains’ services stop, such as:
- Email forwarding
- Domain forwarding
- Name servers
- Resource records
- Private registration
The stoppage could affect your website and online presence. To reduce any disruptions, note the following:
- Contact your web and Domain Name System (DNS) hosting provider.
- If you use Google Domains’ name servers, re-configure your name servers and resource records with your new registrar.
- To continue using any Google products and services with your domain, you must verify your domain registration.