Transfer a domain to Google Domains

Transfer a domain to Google Domains

Make sure that you've prepared the domain for transfer to Google Domains.

If the domain is already registered with Google Domains, learn how to transfer a domain between Google Domains accounts.

  1. Sign in to the Google Domains account that you want to transfer the domain to.
  2. Click Transfer.
  3. Enter the domain name that you want to transfer and press Enter.
    • If the result of your search shows that the domain is locked or that the owner's email is a private registrant email, make sure that you unlock the domain with your current registrar and then click Refresh.
  4. In the 'Prepare domain' section, enter the authorisation code that you collected when you prepared the domain for transfer.
  5. Under 'Import web settings', choose if Google Domains should detect and import your current web settings.
    • We recommend that you select Copy and let Google manage my DNS settings. Google Domains displays the DNS resource records for your domain.
    • To review, edit, delete or add to the records that Google Domains will import, click View resource records.

      Tip: We recommend that you review your DNS resource records to make sure that all records have been captured. Incomplete imports are possible. You may need to manually add missing records.
  6. Click Proceed to checkout.
  7. Under 'Configure registration settings', enter the contact information for this domain and choose your privacy protection settings.

    Important: The information that you provide will become the contact information for the domain name. The information that you enter may change the registrant, administrative or technical contact provided for the registration. Upon successful completion of the transfer, you need to verify the registrant contact information provided to Google Domains at this stage.
  8. Enter your payment information. Learn how to buy with Google Pay.


Tip: You may receive a transfer confirmation email from the current domain owner. If you don't respond to the email, the current owner could deny the transfer.
Get an authorisation code for a .jp domain

For .jp domains, if you don't have a code, enter REG-00-0000-0000. Google will then email you instructions on how to authenticate via email.

If you use this code and your transfer fails, it is likely that your registrar provides a REG-ID code. Contact your registrar to get that code. They may ask for your 'agent number', which is AGNT-1080.

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