This page describes how to export a registered domain from Cloud Domains to Google Domains.
You can export your domain to stop auto-renewing your domain with Cloud Domains. Also, if you no longer want to manage your domain with Cloud Domains, and instead, you want to manage it with Google Domains, you can export your registration resources. After you have exported the domain registration, it remains valid until the expiration date.
When you export your domain, the following applies:
- You become the sole owner of the domain in Google Domains, and IAM is not used anymore.
Cloud Domains doesn't renew the domain at expiration, so you do not get charged.
If you want to transfer your domain to another registrar, follow the instructions to transfer out a domain and then use the transfer-in process for your new registrar.
Permissions required for this task
To perform this task, you must have been granted the following permissions or the following IAM roles.
Export a domain
Follow these steps to export a registration to Google Domains:
To export a registered domain out of Cloud Domains to Google Domains, follow these steps:
- Go to the Google Cloud console.
- On the Registered Domains page, click the checkbox next to the domain name that you want to export.
- On the top of the page, click Export.
To confirm the export, click Export on the pop-up dialog. To cancel, click Cancel.
Export happens immediately.
After the export process is complete, to find your domain in Google Domains, see the View your domain page.
To export your domain registration from Cloud Domains to
Google Domains for individual management, use the
registrations export command:
gcloud domains registrations export DOMAIN_NAME
DOMAIN_NAME with the name of the registered
domain that you want to export—for example,
Your output looks similar to the following:
You are about to export registration 'example.com' Do you want to continue (Y/n)? y Waiting for 'operation-1599718849201-5aeef91bf43ab-7e7ab587-078f876d' to complete...done. Exported registration [example.com] Note: Registration remains valid until expiry. Manage it in Google Domains at https://domains.google.com/registrar, or see https://support.google.com/domains/answer/3251174 for more information.
To export a domain to Google Domains, use the
method with an empty body:
POST https://domains.googleapis.com/v1/projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/global/registrations/DOMAIN_NAME:exportReplace the following:
PROJECT_ID: the name of your project
DOMAIN_NAME: the domain that you want to export
- To get started using Cloud Domains, see the Quickstart.
- To get an overview of Cloud Domains, see Cloud Domains overview.
- To access API information, see Cloud Domains API.
- To find solutions for common issues that you might encounter when using Cloud Domains, see Troubleshooting.