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How To Transfer A Domain From Google Domains

In this tutorial, we will cover how to transfer a domain from Google Domains to a different domain provider.

Things to Consider Before Transferring Your Domain Away from Google Domains

  1. Before going further with the domain transfer, it is important to know that when a domain name is transferred away, the name servers associated with your domain stay the same during the transfer from one registrar to the other. So for example, if your domain name is using the default name servers of Google Domains, those name servers will be preserved during the transfer and you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete.
    This means that if you switched to another web hosting provider, and your website was migrated already, before initiating a domain transfer make sure that your domain name is pointed to the name servers of the new provider. As we previously mentioned – you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete.
  2. Domain Name Registrations and Web Hosting are separate services. The domain name transfer process will not automatically migrate your website. If you are a ChemiCloud customer and you wish to transfer your website from your web host, please submit a migration request from your client area. Our migrations experts will move your existing sites and emails free of charge, seamlessly, and with no downtime.
  3. The transfer of your domain name will include the renewal of your domain with another year. So for instance, if your domain is due to expire on the 1st of January 2025, once the transfer is complete, the new expiration date will be the 1st of January 2026.
  4. Make sure that the domain has not been registered or transferred in the last 60 days.
  5. Make sure that the domain is in the  ‘Active Period’ and not in the ‘Redemption Grace Period’ or ‘Pending Delete’ period.

How To Transfer A Domain From Google Domains

Step 1: Click here to open the Google Domains page. In the top right corner of the webpage, click the Sign In button.

You will be prompted to login to your Google Account:

Step 2: After signing into your Google Account, your Google Domains page will load and you will see a list of all domains registered in your Google Domains account.

Find the domain you wish to transfer and click the Manage button to the right of the domain.

Step 3: The Domain Management page will load. Look towards the left side of the page and click Registration Options.

Step 4: The Registration Settings page will load. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the “Domain is locked’ setting.

Toggle the switch to the off position. This will unlock the domain so it can be transferred.

Step 5: At the very bottom of the Registration Settings page is the Transfer Out option.

Click the Get Auth Code button.

Your auth code will be displayed. You can use this code at the new registrar to transfer the domain away from Google Domains.


Auth/EPP codes are required for all .com, .net, .org, .us, .biz, .info, .me, .co, .io, .ca, .tv, .in, .mobi, .cc, .pe, .com.pe, .net.pe, .org.pe, .tech, .top, .party, .loan, .faith and other new gTLD domains. If you cannot request an EPP code in account with your Registrar, contact them and ask to provide it to you.

And that’s how you unlock your domain at Google Domains and request your EPP code to transfer the domain.


Updated on November 3, 2021

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