Export a registered domain

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.

Export a domain

Follow these steps to export a registration to Google Domains:

Console

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 checkbox 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.

    After the export process is complete, to find your domain in Google Domains, see the View your domain page.

gcloud

To export your domain registration from Cloud Domains to Google Domains for individual management, use the gcloud domains registrations export command:

gcloud 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
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.

API

To export a domain to Google Domains, use the registrations.export method with an empty body:

POST https://domains.googleapis.com/v1/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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