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Transfer Ownership

Make another user the owner of your Google Site via Google Drive or transfer to a different G Suite domain via Team Drives

Instructions

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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

G Suite does not allow to choose an owner to someone outside of your G Suite domain. You can use Team Drives to do this instead.

Transferring ownership of a Google Site in Google Drive

Transfer into and out of G Suite using Team 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 Team Drive that's been shared with you by a G Suite user
  3. Confirm you wish to move to the Team Drive and transfer ownership to the G Suite domain with the OK button

Requirements

  • You need access a Team Drive with Full or Edit access
  • Only G Suite Business or Enterprise offers Team Drives
  • Published sites need republished and the published URL will change to incorporate the new G Suite domain.

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