Transfer a domain to Google Domains

Transfer your domain to Google Domains

Transfer a domain from another registrar to Google Domains so you can:

  • Easily connect with customers
  • Protect your privacy
  • Check how your website performs with Google Analytics

Learn about requirements to transfer your domain

Your domain must meet these requirements to be eligible to transfer to Google Domains:

  • You must own the domain or have permission from the domain’s current owner or registrant to manage the domain.
  • You must resolve any outstanding actions against the current domain. 
  • The domain must be at its current registrar for at least 60 days. Check with the current registrar for their specific limitations.
  • You must be able to renew your Google Domains registration.
  • You can’t exceed your domain’s maximum registration period.

As part of the transfer, you must purchase a one-year registration for your domain from Google Domains. To confirm the cost, registration requirements, and maximum registration periods for specific types of domains, check the reference of domain ending details.

If you transfer your domain name shortly after it's renewed with the previous registrar, you may have to pay for a one-year registration with both registrars. Contact your previous registrar for a refund.

Get notified when your domain is ready to transfer

To find out when your domain is ready for transfer, you can set up an email notification.

  1. Sign in to Google Domains.
  2. Select the  account you want to transfer.
  3. Open the Menu Menu.
  4. On the left, click All my domains and then Transfer.
  5. Enter the domain name you want to transfer.
  6. Press Enter.
  7. Beneath the search bar, click Request an email notification.
  8. Google Domains sends you an email notification when the domain is ready to transfer.

Transfer a or .uk domain

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

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