How to transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains [no downtime]?

Recently, Google has started the domain registrar in India. Still, Google is experiencing the beta version. Everyone knows about the GoDaddy, Namecheap, BigRock domain registrar, and now we are experiencing the Google Domains.

I have two domain names purchased from the GoDaddy. If you know that GoDaddy provides the domain registrar along with the web hosting, so, we can say that GoDaddy is not just for the domain names provider.

When Google Domains goes live in India, I saw most of the people transferring their domain name from the current registrar to Google. Transferring the domain name to Google domain is quite an easy process.

Here, I am writing about, transfer domain from GoDaddy to Google.

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

As you are transferring your 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 in 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. Google has made this very easy to transfer in.

Suppose, you have directly searched the domain name which you want to transfer. You will see this domain name unavailable but along with 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 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 Authorisation 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

Now, move to the next step; this is a crucial 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.

Google will accept only Debit/Credit card for payment. Also, it will charge the 860 INR 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 termination date, so you will not lose a single day plan. Suppose, the current registrar termination date is 12 December 2018, then the Google Domains effective starts from the 13 December 2018 to 13 December 2019 (If you buy a package of one year).

Check out the pricing for all type of extensions.

Some of the exciting features of Google Domains-

  • The pricing of Google Domain quite impressive as it offered the 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 that we can trust it.
  • Google Domain is only for the Domain registrar.

Note- The Google Domain was initially released on June 23, 2014, still in a BETA phase, so we can expect the change in the dashboard UI but the transferring the domain name to Google will be quite same.

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Amit Kharbade

Editor/Writer at ScrollBucks
Engineer, Blogger, Writer, and the man behind ScrollBucks. Amit has been contributing to ScrollBucks since 2014. He is writing about Blogging, Adsense Guide, WordPress tutorials, Affiliate marketing, and reviews.

12 thoughts on “How to transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Google Domains [no downtime]?”

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