Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar
Last Updated: February 9, 2012 9:03 PM
The process for transferring domain names from your account with us to another registrar partially depends on your new registrar.
If you are transferring an expired domain name, see Transferring Expired Domain Names. If you are moving your domain name from one account with us to another, see Moving a Domain Name Out of Your Account.
NOTE: A 60-day transfer restriction period applies when you register or transfer a domain name, update the registrant contact's organization, or update the registrant contact's first or last name and an organization is not listed. For more information, see ICANN's Policy on Transfer of Registrations Between Registrars and our Domain Name Change of Registrant Agreement.
To Transfer Domain Names to Another Registrar
- Advise your administrative contact that you are transferring the domain name, and verify that your administrative contact information is valid. For more information, see Updating Your Domain Name Contact Information.
NOTE: If you have Domains By Proxy® (DBP) Private Registration, see Updating Contact Information for Domain Names with Privacy for information on viewing and updating your domain name contact information.
- If applicable, cancel your Protected Registration or DBP Private Registration. For more information, see Canceling Protected Registration or Canceling Private Registration for Your Domain Names.
- Unlock your domain name. See Locking and Unlocking Your Domain Names for more information.
- Check with your new registrar to see if you need an authorization code. (Some domain name extensions do not require this code.) If you need an authorization code, see Getting an Authorization Code to Transfer Your Domain Name.
NOTE: For .eu domain name transfers, the authorization code is not required but can expedite the transfer. For more information, see Transferring .eu Domain Names to Us.
- Initiate the domain name transfer at your new registrar. You might need to consult the other registrar's Help or support for specific instructions.
- Authorize the transfer in your account with the new registrar.
- The registry notifies us, and then we email you instructions to complete the transfer. If you do not accept or deny the transfer request in your account with us within five days, we automatically complete the transfer. See Accepting or Declining a Transfer to Another Registrar for more information.
- The registry notifies your new registrar of the transfer's acceptance or rejection.
- We email you confirmation when the transfer completes. A transfer between registrars takes five to seven days to complete after you authorize it.
From Goggle Apps
Get your domain's authorization code
If you'd like to transfer your domain to another domain registrar, you'll need your domain's authorization code. To obtain your authorization code, sign in to the DNS console of your domain host. Instructions vary by domain host. If your domain is hosted by GoDaddy.com or eNom.com, you can find the step-by-step instructions to access your authorization code below:
- Log in to your Google Apps account.
- Click Domain Settings.
- Click Domain Names.
- Click Advanced DNS settings. Click Sign in to DNS console. Please note that you'll be re-directed to a new page where you'll need to enter your login information.
- GoDaddys Sign In Name is provided by Goggle Aps
Customer service PIN
customer service email
- Click on your domain name.
- Locate the tab for Authorization code and click Send by email.
The authorization code will be sent via email to the email address listed on file with Godaddy.com.
To obtain your authorization code, you'll need to send an email to eNom.com at GoogleClients@enom.com with the following information: domain name, password and a brief description of your request.
To retrieve your domain password, follow the steps listed below:
- Sign in to your Google Apps account.
- Click Domain Settings.
- Click Domain Names.
- Click Advanced DNS settings.
Other domain hosts
We suggest contacting your domain host directly for instructions to obtain your authorization code. If you're not sure who your domain host is, you can find out more here.
Please note that Google is not a domain host.
To manually unlock your domain name with GoDaddy's domain control center, please follow these steps:
- Log in to the Google Apps control panel at https://www.google.com/a/your_domain.com. Be sure to replace your_domain.com with your actual domain name.
- Click Domain settings.
- Click Domain names.
- Click Advanced DNS settings. This will take you away from Google and to a GoDaddy login page.
- Log in to the Domain Control Center.
- Use the checkbox to select the domain name that you want to unlock.
- Above your list of domains, click Locking.
- Select Unlock.
- Click OK.
To unlock your domain with eNom, please contact the eNom support team to request this action. You can reach eNom.com support via email at email@example.com.