How to Transfer a Domain Name Registered With Google to a GoDaddy Account

This article will teach you how to transfer a Google registered domain to GoDaddy. I found it extremely frustrating that there are no decent instructions out there about how to transfer a domain you registered with Google (most likely when you signed up for a Blogger account) over to another Registrar. This process takes a few steps and will more than likely take you a couple days to finish, but stay with me and we’ll get through it together GoDaddy .

The first thing you will need to do is have an account at a registrar where you want your Google domain to be transferred to. I’ve been using forever, and I’ve never had any issues with them, so if I can highly recommend them for your domain registering needs. Normally it only costs $7.00 to transfer a domain name, and you get an additional year of registration for free.

Now that you have your account set up there, log in and go to the top “Domains” dropdown tab and select “Transfer Domains to GoDaddy”. Type the domain name you wish to transfer from Google in the box and select “Go”. If the domain name is available for transfer, click “Proceed to Checkout”. Continue through the checkout process and pay for the transfer. You will receive several emails from GD, one of which will contain transfer codes for your domain, so don’t trash these!

In the next step, you have to get into it with the nice folks over at Google. When you buy a domain name through the big “G”, your domain name is actually being hosted by or (Yeah, go figure), but for some reason it’s extremely difficult to get access to your own domain name.

Click on “Returning User Sign In” in the upper right. Enter the domain name that we’re trying to transfer and click GO. This should log you into your domain management control panel. If you are asked to log in again, just log in with your domain username and password (Hopefully you remember this).

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