In this post we will cover how to transfer an AWS Route 53 Domain to Google Domains.
The first step is to navigate to:
Click on ‘Registered Domains’ in the left sidebar and select the domain you are transferring:
You need to disable the transfer lock. You will receive an email once the transfer lock has been disabled.
Next you need to get the auth code:
You should see a box similar to the following. Copy the code to your clipboard:
Navigate to Google Domains and click the ‘Transfer’ tab on the left. Enter the name of the domain:
Next enter the authorization code you got from AWS Route 53:
You will then be taken to a screen for selecting your name server options. I recommend transferring them to Google Domains so all of your DNS can be managed in one location:
Next you will confirm your checkout. You will be charged for the renewal of the domain. The 1 year period will be added onto the current expiration of the domain:
Review your purchase on the next screen and click ‘Buy’.
You will notice on your Google ‘My Domains’ tab that the domain transfer is now pending:
You will an email from AWS to confirm the transfer:
Clicking the confirmation link will take you to the following screen:
Click the ‘Submit’ button to complete the transfer. You will receive one additional email shortly after confirming the transfer.