Transfer a domain between Google Domains accounts

If you have a domain registered with Google Domains, you can transfer the domain between Google Domains accounts. This article provides instructions on how to perform this transfer.

If the domain is registered with a different registrar, learn how to transfer the domain to Google Domains.

When transferring to another account within Google Domains:

  • You need to wait 5 days after registration, or transfer from another registrar, before you can transfer to another Google Account.
  • You don't have to purchase an additional year of registration to complete the transfer.
  • You can keep the domain's web, email, and if present, G Suite configuration.

How to transfer a domain

To transfer a domain within Google Domains, complete the following steps: 

  1. Sign in to Google Domains with the account that you'll transfer the domain to.
  2. Open the menu Menu.
  3. Click Transfer.
  4. Enter the domain name that you want to transfer, then click Continue.
If step 1 tells you to go to your current registrar, make sure that you've spelled the name of your domain correctly. If you're still asked to go to your current registrar, the domain isn't registered with Google Domains. You need to transfer your domain from another registrar to Google Domains.
  1. To transfer the domain, you need an authorisation code.
    1. Select 'I don't have an authorisation code yet' to obtain an authorisation code.
      • If you don't own the domain, work with the domain owner to sign in to Google Domains to obtain an authorisation code.
    2. Click Log in and sign in to the account that the domain is registered under. 
      • If you can't access the account, follow these steps instead.
    3. Copy the authorisation code and click Continue to the other account.
      • To check that you've copied the authorisation code correctly, temporarily paste it into a text window. 
    4. Sign back in with the account that you'll transfer the domain to.
    5. Select 'I already have an authorisation code'.
    6. Paste the authorisation code and click Accept and continue.
  2. If the domain was set up to renew registration automatically, select whether you want to continue auto-renew.
    • Note: If you decide to auto-renew, you need to agree to automatic payments. You aren't charged until the domain is ready for renewal. Renewal occurs on the original end-date of the domain's registration. 
  3. Choose whether to preserve the domain's web, email, and if present, G Suite configuration or to reset all your domain configurations. If you choose to keep your settings, there will be no interruption in the service of your web pages and email.  
  4. Click Transfer.
  5. Enter or edit the contact information for the domain and click Continue.
  6. Confirm the changes via the confirmation emails if required.
  7. Within a few minutes, the domain that you transferred appears on your My domains list.
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