Transfer from Google Domains to another registrar

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're transferring a domain to another account in Google Domains, you or someone else must manage the domain. Learn how to share domain management with other users.

Important: Most domain transfers take up to 5 days to complete. If you want to cancel a transfer before it is registered with the new registrar, you must do so before the transfer is complete.

Transfer restrictions

Before you begin the transfer out process, note the following restrictions:

  • If you recently purchased or transferred a domain, Google Domains requires you to wait 60 days before you can transfer your domain to another registrar or user. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) guidelines mandates this waiting period.
  • If Google Domains has an outstanding administrative action against your domain, you can’t transfer your domain until you resolve the matter.

For requirements specific to your domain name ending, refer to the domain ending details.

Learn how to transfer Google Domains to another service

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Click the name of the domain you want to transfer.
  3. In the top left, click Menu Menu and then Registration settings.
  4. Under "Domain lock," make sure your domain is unlocked.
  5. To the right of "Transfer out," click Get authorization code.
  6. Select To a different domain registrar and click Continue, then sign in if necessary.
  7. Copy the authorization code and provide it to your new registrar.

Transfer a .co.uk or .uk domain

Transfers of .co.uk and .uk domains to Google Domains involve the Nominet.uk registry. Learn more about this unique process.

Tips for transferring a domain out

Know the different roles

Each step of the transfer process requires action by different individuals and entities:

  • Domain owner: (You at Google Domains) On Registration settings, prepare the domain for transfer (updates the contact information, unlocks the domain, and gets the authorization code).
  • New Domain owner: (You or the person you are transferring the domain name to at the new registrar's site) Provides the authorization code to the new registrar and pays for another year of registration.
  • New registrar: Provides the authorization code to the registry responsible for the domain.
  • Registry: Asks Google to confirm that the registrant (WHOIS contact) wants to transfer the domain.
  • Google: Approves the domain transfer. Google sends a transfer confirmation email to the registrant (WHOIS contact) for approval. 
  • New registrar: Informs the registrant (WHOIS contact) that the transfer is complete. The new domain owner may have to re-enter and verify the contact information for the registration or re-verify existing information.

Understand WHOIS information and transfers

During the transfer-out process, if private registration or redaction is turned on, none of the information for the registrant, administrative, or technical contact will be transferred to the new registrar. For domain names with full WHOIS published, this information may or may not be transferred depending on the new registrar’s processes. 

Upon completion of the transfer, you should re-enter and verify this information with the new registrar. This process may yield a change to registrant, administrative, or technical contact provided for the registration.

Minimize disruptions

When your transfer is complete, Google Domains’ services stop. (Examples of Google Domains’ services: email forwarding, domain forwarding, name servers, resource records, private registration.) This stoppage could impact your website and online presence. To minimize any disruptions, note the following:
  • You may need to contact your web hosting provider and your Domain Name System (DNS) hosting provider.
  • If you’re using the Google Domains’ name servers, reconfigure your name servers and resource records with your new registrar.
  • To continue using any Google products and services with your domain, you need to verify your domain with Google.
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