Transfer Domain to GoDaddy

Here’s a video that shows you how to transfer a domain name to GoDaddy. One thing you need to make sure of before you start the process is that your domain is “unlocked” at your current/old registrar. Also, make sure that your registration/administration email contact at the current/old registrar is an email you have access to.


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Below is the text version I had. It’s still accurate, but the video shows you how to do it.

GoDaddy offers one feature over NameCheap that makes it worth the switch: automatic renewal of your domain name (and automatic credit card billing) so you won’t lose your domain name should you forget about it or not get the email reminder. By transferring, it will not effect your website or email and the year you’ll pay for will be added to the time you’ve already paid for. Here’s how to switch. (Let me know before you do this and I’ll make sure I’ll unlock the domain at NameCheap–if that’s where your domain is now. See step 6 below.)

1.) Click the image above to begin the transfer of your domain(s).

2.) Enter the domain(s) name you want to transfer in the field and click “Proceed to Checkout.”

3.) Step 1 allows you to add more years. Step 2 is something of a gimmick and you don’t need it; choose Standard/Public. (I can make it “private” by taking out your name and address info after the transfer has gone through). Step 3, choose “Keep my existing name server information.” Proceed to Checkout.

4.) Skip through the pages of “Add these transfer domain essentials!” and then click “No thanks.” if you get more offers.

5.) At checkout, make sure only your transferred domains are listed in the cart and not other junk they try to sell you. Do the Verify Code thing. Enter credit card info and you’re done with payment and GoDaddy.

6.) GoDaddy will send an email to the owner of your domain name (hopefully it’s you) and you’ll have to answer Yes to their request of a transfer. You should see this email within a few days. If you don’t, maybe you’re not the registered owner or you don’t get that email anymore. Check that out here. If you get an email that says, “Dear Valued Customer, You recently purchased a domain registrar transfer for: YOURDOMAIN.COM. However, the current status of the above domain name is: REGISTRAR-LOCK” then I need to unlock the domain.

2017-05-25T23:09:17+00:00

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12 Comments

  1. Madurai Tamilnadu India June 10, 2009 at 6:01 am - Reply

    Thanks for your details and ur video. This is very helpful to me.

  2. Franso July 8, 2009 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Great video. I have always been wondering how i can transfer my domain. Thank a lot.

  3. SafetyShoes July 31, 2009 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Thank for the source, here is another helpful link – transfer domain to godaddy – http://www.ehow.com/how_2028341_transfer-domain-godaddy.html

  4. detoxtech October 6, 2009 at 1:31 am - Reply

    i have several websites hosted at Godaddy and i am pretty much satisfied with this domain name registrar. it is also very easy to get coupon codes for Godaddy.

  5. Wendy October 5, 2010 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks for writing about buying domains from GoDaddy, it helped me get the domains I needed cheaply and quickly.

  6. Illank November 4, 2010 at 4:51 am - Reply

    Dear sir/Madam,

    i really newbie to this, so i hope you can help me

    so, the problem is, i have a domain in another registrar in my country, and now i have an account in godaddy,

    can my transfer this domain to godaddy? how much i have to spend for this transfer?

    regards

  7. sara May 25, 2011 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Hey i am a lil lost but thanks for the info.. im trying t transfer from namecheap to godaddy

  8. Kashyap Shreepathi March 27, 2013 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Great… I was thinking of moving my domain name from enom/google apps to GoDaddy… Hope it works!
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  9. praise August 25, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    please people, can i tranfer a wordpress domain to go daddy? the thing is i need a webmail service and i don’t think wordpress supports that. i’ve hosted with godaddy before. http://www.netaffairscomm.com and i kind of liked the webmail experience

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