Monday, 19 December 2011

How to transfer a domain from GoDaddy

Before submitting a Domain transfer request with please obtain EPP code (if applicable) from GoDaddy and make sure that the domain is unlocked. ( EPP is An Authorization Code (also referred to as an Auth Code, Domain's secret or an EPP Code) provides an extra level of security for the domain name registration. The authorization code is unique for each domain name and is assigned by the registrar at the time the domain name is registered. It is needed when you would like to transfer domain from one registrar to another. EPP authentication code will be required for .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .mobi, .asia, .bz, .ca, .co, .cn, .de, .in, .me, .tv and .us domain transfers. )

How to unlock your domain with GoDaddy: 
Login to your GoDaddy account
  • Click Domain Manager in My Products section
  • Select the domain(s) to unlock and click Locking
  • Deselect Lock Domains to have the domain(s) unlocked
  • Click OK

How to obtain EPP code from GoDaddy: 
Login to your GoDaddy account
  • Click Domain Manager in My Products section
  • Click on the domain you need EPP code for
  • Click Send By Email in the Authorization Code field
  • Click OK

In most cases you would also need to disable privacy protection service for the domain. How to cancel Domains By Proxy Service with GoDaddy:

  • Go to the Domains By Proxy website and login to your account
  • Select My Domains
  • Select Cancel Your Private Registration checkbox next to the domain name(s) you need to disable privacy protection for
  • Click Continue
  • Select Yes - Cancel Domains By Proxy for the domain name(s) listed above and click Submit

Once the domain name is unlocked and you have your EPP code you can initiate a transfer to Namecheap. Please refer to this article below for more information on how to transfer a domain to us.

Domain transfers can take anywhere from 3 to 8 days to complete. You need to assure that the following apply to the domain at the current registrar of the domain:
  • The domain must be more than 60 days old
  • The domain has been "Unlocked" for transfer at the current registrar
  • The domain is showing your current e-mail for the admin contact in the whois as that is where the authorization email will be sent to
  • The domain is not within 7 days of its expiration date
You should submit a transfer request for the domain from within your Namecheap account by clicking on theTransfer your domain tab. After the transfer is requested you will need to acquire the EPP (authorization) code from the current registrar (if it's needed) and enter it in the account under Transfers in Progress. Once the code is entered then the process begins. You will also receive a transfer-approval email to the listed administrative contact for the domain. This email comes from Once the transfer is confirmed the losing registrar has 5 days to release the domain. If everything is ok, the domain is released and added to your account.
You can also take a look at Namecheap video tutorial on how to initiate a domain transfer.
Once the administrative contact approves the transfer request and it is initiated at the registry level you canaccept the transfers on the GoDaddy's side: hover over Domains -> Domain Management -> hover over Domains in the Domain Manager menu -> click "Pending Transfers" and accept the transfers from there. You can Use some of the Best Domain Registrar like NAMECHEAP to host your new domain


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