How To Transfer Domain From GoDaddy To Google Domains [No Downtime]

Google has started a domain registrar worldwide. The pricing for a dot com domain name is around $12 and also you can transfer your current domain registrar to a Google domain. Transferring the domain name to the Google domain is quite an easy process.

In this tutorial, I will tell you about, transferring the domain from GoDaddy to Google.

There are a few steps that you need to do before starting the process.

As you are transferring your GoDaddy domain to Google, you must have a Google Account. If you don’t have Google Account, then you can create it here

Google has made everything easy for transferring the domain from another registrar. Login to Google Domain with your Google account credentials.

Now, you can directly search the domain name which you want to transfer which will show you unavailable. Google has made this very easy to transfer in.

Suppose, you have directly searched the domain name which you want to transfer from another registrar. You will see this domain name unavailable along with the transfer option.

Check the below snapshot, and here I have searched for the ScrollMoney keyword.

Now, Click on the transfer button. You will redirect the transfer domain screen — only three steps are required to transfer a domain from Godaddy to Google.

Here, Google has provided three steps. The first step Prepare Domain can be done from the current Registrar (in this case, GoDaddy).

Prepare Domain

Now, moving to the current registrar settings.

Log in to the GoDaddy account. Here, you need to check for the two things.

Remove the LOCK from the domain. The lock is always on to avoid any transfer.

Remove the Privacy Protection if any, if you have not removed this, your payment would get failed.

To do so, click on the Manage in front of the domain. At the end of the Domain, you will see the Get Authorization Code, and please click to get the Authorisation code which we need to submit the above form.

Note- The Authorization code will be sent to the GoDaddy registered email id.

Once you receive the Authorisation code, put it in the text box and click the refresh button.

Import Web Setting

Moving to the next step, Here, you need to set up the name servers. Here you will get two options for the nameservers. Either you can let Google manage the DNS setting, or you can keep the current nameservers.

Keep your current nameservers and click continue. The next step is just for the review; after that, you will redirect to the checkout page.

NOTE- If you are using any DNS management tool like Cloudflare then you can choose the keep my current nameservers option, otherwise you can go for Google DNS.

Google will accept only the Debit/Credit card for payment. Also, it will charge $12 for one year. Once the payment is made, it will take a few minutes to reflect the changes to Google. You can also check the status in the Google Domains dashboard.

The effective date of the plan will start from the current registrar’s termination date, so you will not lose a single-day plan. Suppose, the current registrar’s termination date is 12 December 2018, then the Google Domains effective starts from 13 December 2018 to 13 December 2019 (If you buy a package of one year).

Check out the pricing for all types of extensions.

Features of Google Domains

  • The pricing of Google Domain is quite impressive as it offered privacy protection free of cost (privacy is not available for country domain extensions).
  • The 100 email forwarding is allowed freely.
  • Google is a brand so we can trust it.
  • Google Domain is only for the Domain registrar.

The above process is for transferring the GoDaddy domain to Google but you can transfer the domain from any registrar to the Google domain.

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  1. Amar Singh

    This was a very informative post. even I want to shift from my hosting provider. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Thanks a lot, Amar. Google Domain UI is very simple and understanding. I would recommend you to transfer your domain to Google.

  2. priyam jaiswal

    Thanks for sharing, it help me so much

  3. Thanks for the information its really good

  4. thanks for the guidance sir it is very useful to me iam doing this today..

    1. Thanks a lot Shiva. Let me know if you face any difficulty.

  5. Hey nice blog.

  6. cityceilings

    Hi very nice article keep it up the good work Wonderful!! Thank you for posting an informative blog. Your posts are more interesting and informative



  8. Given info about How to transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains is really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Very Nice Blog..!! Thank you for sharing this information with us. It is very useful and important information for those who are doing this work at the first time.

  10. Amitabh

    Very precise blog. Quick question. You mentioned that “Keep your current nameservers”. What happens if I choose Google managed DNS. What if I move away from Godaddy they turn off their nameservers.

    1. Hi Amitabh,

      Great question, I have updated my article for that information.

      If you are using any DNS management tool like Cloudflare then you can choose the keep my current nameservers option, otherwise, you can let Google manage your DNS.

      Let me know if any have any doubts.


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