Transfer a domain to Google Domains

Transfer a domain to Google Domains

This article provides the steps for you to transfer a domain from another registrar to Google Domains. 

If your domain is already registered with Google Domains, follow the instructions to transfer a domain between Google Domains accounts.

How to transfer a domain to Google Domains

To transfer a domain to Google Domains, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Google Domains. Sign in with the account you intend to transfer the domain to. 
  2. In the left navigation, click Transfer. Enter the domain name you’d like to transfer. 
    • If the results of your search indicate the domain is locked or show that the owner’s email is a private registrant email, click Refresh.
    • It can take 20 minutes or more for changes in the domain’s current registrar to take effect. If the domain is still locked after this period, repeat the steps to prepare your domain for transfer
  3. Enter the authorization code you collected to prepare for a domain transfer.

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

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

  4. Choose if Google Domains should detect and import your current web settings.
    • (Recommended) If you select Copy and let Google manage my DNS settings, Google Domains displays the DNS resource records for your domain. Click View resource records to review, edit, delete, or add to the records Google Domains will import. 
  5. Review details for the required additional year of registration. Google Domains displays the domain’s expiration date with the current registrar, the price to add the required additional year of registration, and the new expiration date of the domain after transfer.
  6. To start the transfer and pay for one additional year of registration, click Proceed to checkout.
  7. Enter your contact information and choose privacy protection settings. This information is required so that Google Domains can contact you. Learn more about contact information.
    Note: The information that you provide will become the contact information for the domain name. The change may alter 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, or select a payment method you’ve used previously with Google. Learn more about how to buy with Google Pay.

After you start the transfer, you'll see it listed on the My domains page under Pending domains.

Transfer approval

Sometimes, the current domain owner sends you a transfer confirmation email. If you don’t respond to the email, the current owner could deny the transfer.

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