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Transfer Ownership - new Google Sites

Make another user the owner of your Google Site via Google Drive or transfer to a different Google Workspace domain via Shared Drives

Related articles: Sharing and Publishing; Copy Site

Instructions

Transfer Site Ownership in Drive

  1. Open Google Drive and find the site you wish to transfer ownership of (either navigate or search for type:site)

  2. Select the site you wish to transfer and open the Sharing permissions and add the user you want to transfer the site to

  3. In the sharing permissions change the newly added user from an editor to Is the owner and then Save changes

  4. Confirm you wish to transfer ownership with the Yes button

The site will remain in its location and the owner can move it to My Drive or a Team Drive and find it in search.

Transfer Limitation

Google Workspace does not allow to choose an owner to someone outside of your Google Workspace domain. You can use Shared Drives to do this instead.

Transferring ownership of a Google Site in Google Drive

Transfer into and out of Google Workspace using Shared Drives

  1. Open Google Drive and find the site you wish to transfer ownership of (either navigate or search for type:site)

  2. Select the site you wish to transfer and Move to a Shared Drive that's been shared with you by a Google Workspace user

  3. Confirm you wish to move to the Shared Drive and transfer ownership to the Google Workspace domain with the OK button

Requirements

  • The user moving the site out of the Shared Drive needs Manager membership

  • Only Google Workspace Business or Enterprise offers Shared Drives

  • Published sites need republished and the published URL will change to incorporate the new Google Workspace domain.

Transfer a Google Site in and out of G Suite using a Shared Drive.

Cannot Transfer - Copy Site Instead

If you cannot make a Shared Drive and need to transfer the site copy the site instead:

  1. Add the user you want to be owner as an Editor to the site - see: Sharing and Publishing.

  2. The user can then sign in and copy the site - see: Copy Site.

  3. The user will be the owner of the copy of the site (note: the original site still exists and is not connected to the new copy).

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