Exporting a registered domain

This page describes how to export a registered domain from Cloud Domains to Google Domains.

To stop managing and auto-renewing your domain with Cloud Domains, you can export one or multiple domain registration resources to Google Domains. Once you have exported the domain registration, it remains valid until the expiration date.

Exporting 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:

  1. Go to the Cloud Console.

    Go to the Cloud Domains page

  2. On the Registered Domains page, click the check box next to the domain name that you want to export.
  3. On the top of the page, click Export.
  4. To confirm the export, click Export on the pop-up dialog. To cancel, click Cancel.

    Export happens immediately.

    Once 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 gcloud beta domains registrations export command:

gcloud beta domains registrations export DOMAIN_NAME

Replace DOMAIN_NAME with the name of the registered domain that you want to export—for example, example.app.

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
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 registrations.export method with an empty body:

POST https://domains.googleapis.com/v1beta1/projects/PROJECT_ID/locations/global/registrations/DOMAIN_NAME:export
Replace the following:

  • PROJECT_ID: the name of your project
  • DOMAIN_NAME: the domain that you want to export

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