Transfer a domain to Google Domains

Domain transfer requirements

To transfer a domain to Google Domains, you must have permission and cooperation from the domain’s current owner.

Transfer cost

To transfer a domain to Google Domains from another registrar, you must typically buy one additional year of registration. In these cases, this additional year of registration is the only cost involved with transferring a domain. 

Check the reference of domain ending details to confirm the cost and registration requirements for domain transfers.

Transfer restrictions

  • Wait times: You must wait for a period of time (typically 60 days) after the purchase or transfer of a domain before you can transfer it to Google Domains. Check with the current registrar for their specific limitations. 
  • Maximum registration period: In some cases, renewing the domain for the required one additional year causes the domain to exceed the maximum registration period. In these cases, you must wait until renewing for one year does not extend the total registration period beyond the maximum allowed. 

    Check the reference of domain ending details to confirm the maximum registration period for your domain.

  • Outstanding administrative action: If the current registrar for the domain has outstanding administrative action against the domain, you cannot transfer it until the matter is resolved.

Transfers during the auto-renew grace period

When you don’t renew a domain, the registrar automatically renews the domain. Then, you have an auto-renew grace period to cancel your domain registration.The auto-renew grace period is about 45 days for .com and .net domains and varies for other TLDs. When you cancel your registration, the registrar provides a refund for the registration cost.

If you transfer a domain to Google Domains during the auto-renew grace period, you will not see an increase in the registration expiration date when Google Domains adds a year because the transfer cancels the previous renewal. To get a refund for the other year, contact the previous registrar.

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