Google Apps for Work recently rebranded to G Suite which is described by Google as “a set of intelligent apps for business by Google Cloud”. G Suite is tailored for your business and is priced fairly on a per user basis. Each end user gets access to Calender, Drive, Docs, and Gmail for work which can be utilized by transferring your domain to Gsuite.
By transferring your domain or creating a new one, end users can use GSuite. They can send and receive personalized email from their custom web address (email@example.com); and also create groups for their employees or frelancers like like firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Transfer a Domain to Gsuite
Transferring a domain is not hard to do, but the whole process can take a number of days to complete. There are a few steps you will need to complete, but most of the time is spent waiting to accept transfer requests.
Some restrictions apply on which domains can be transferred. For example, a domain which has been purchased or transferred within the last 60 days can’t be transferred. Read ICANN’s Transfer Policy to see if your domain is eligible to be transferred to another registrar.
Prepare the Domain
Be sure to check that domain’s WHOIS data is up to date, as both your old and new registrars will use this information to contact you to approve the transfer. It’s important that they have the correct contact information because if the transfer isn’t approved, it will fail and you will need to start again.
Also you will want to ensure that the domain is unlocked. You might be able to do this yourself or you may need to contact your registrar to do this for you.
Authorization (EPP) Code
Here, you will need to get the authorization code to start the process. This code is sometimes called the EPP code or the transfer key. Some registrars may allow you to generate the code yourself in your control panel, whereas others will email it to you. This code must be provided within five days of the request, otherwise the transfer will fail and you’ll need to request the authorization code again.
Start the Transfer
You will now need to start the transfer. To do this, you should go to your new registrar and purchase a domain transfer. You will be asked to provide the EEP code to start the process. The new registrar will now send an email code to the WHOIS contact information listed for the domain.
If you own the domain, you can check your email and accept the transfer request. If you don’t own the domain, you should ensure that the domain owner completes this step. If the request isn’t accepted within five days, the transfer will fail and you will need to start the process again.
Another email will be sent to say that the process has started and the owner has five days to cancel it. If it is not cancelled in this time, then the domain will be transferred. Some registrars may allow you to accept the transfer immediately while other registrars will make you wait for five days before the domain is transferred.
Transferring a domain is a relatively simple process. To start the process, you should ensure that the WHOIS data for the domain is up to date. You should then unlock the domain and provide the EPP code to start the process. The owner of the domain will receive an email to authorize the transfer, and once it has been accepted, the new registrar will send another email stating that unless cancelled within five days, the transfer will be processed.
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