Re: Moving a chapter’s domain name #Google

Alan Katsura, Moderator, CA Diablo Valley Chapter


Are you changing your domain registrar or changing the website host?

Your chapter's domain name belongs to you as long as you pay for it. It does not have to change with your host. The host is the company that provides the space and service for your website. As an example, one chapter purchased its domain name through GoDaddy (registrar). Their site was hosted through They then decided to move their hosting to Bluehost and eventually made Bluehost their domain registrar (moving it from GoDaddy.) Through all this, Gmail provided their chapter's email service. 

Here is a link to an article on applying and initial setup for Workspace.

Google for Nonprofits YouTube Channel

Google Domains has an article on transferring your domain name to Google Domains. Again, you do not have to switch domain registrar to "keep" your domain name. It is yours until you stop paying for it or transfer the rights to someone else. Keep in mind that changing your domain registrar also entails issues with your website such as Domain Name Servers (DNS) which normally is not an issue. I was involved with a registrar change where there were SSL security issues that required assistance from the host. 
Alan Katsura
Moderator HLAA Tech Group

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