How to transfer Domain from Godaddy

When you move your domain from GoDaddy, the nameservers it uses will remain the same. However, if the domain relies on your old Registrar's default nameservers (like, they will stop working after the transfer. This might cause downtime until you switch your domain to our Domain Name System (DNS).

This guide will give easy, step-by-step instructions on confidently transferring your domain from GoDaddy. This includes getting the authorization code, unlocking the domain, and consiICANN'sICANN's policies. Be assured that your online presence is in the hands of skilled professionals who will manage it competently.


Things to Think About Before Moving Your Domain from GoDaddy:

Same Name Servers: Before transferring your account, it's crucial to know that the name servers linked to your domain will stay the same even when moving it from one Registrar to another.

GoDaddy Default Name Servers: If your domain GoDaddy's default name is set, it'll remain unchanged during the transfer. You won't be able to modify them until the transfer is finished.

Difference Between Web Hosting and Domain Registration: Web hosting and domain name registration are separate services. If your domain is with GoDaddy and you're using its hosting, transferring just the domain will not cause downtime. However, transferring both may cause downtime. If GoDaddy is only your domain registrar, you're using hosting from another provider; transferring the domain will not cause downtime.

Pre-transfer Steps: Before starting the transfer, important actions are needed at the current domain registrar. These include getting gettidomain's authorization code, unlocking the domain, ensuring 60 days have passed since registration, temporarily turning off privacy protection during the transfer, and updating the admin email address.

Renewal and Expiration Date: Transferring your domain includes renewing it for another year. For example, if your domain is set to expire on January 1, 2025, after the transfer, the new expiration date will be January 1, 2026.

Active Period: Ensure your domain is 'n the 'Active'Period' and not 'he 'Redemption Grace Pe'iod''or 'PendDelete'ete' period.

Important NoICANN'sNN’s Transfer Policy states that you can't transfer a domain within 60 days of a new registration or transfer from another registrar or 60 days of changing the name, organization, or email address of the domain contact info.


How to Move Your Domain from GoDaddy:

If you want to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to another registrar, follow a few steps. Remember that these steps might differ depending on the registrars involved. Here's a simple guide:

1. UnloHere'sLock Your Domain:

Unlock your domain to prepare it for transfer. You can't transfer a domain that can't registered or transferred within 60 days or has a 60-day transfer lock after a change in the registrant information.

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account.

Step 2: Click on My Account and choose Domains from the menu.

Step 3: Find the domain you want to transfer and click On in the Lock column. Once the domain is unlocked, it will change to Off.

Note: If using the default Domain Manayou'reterface, switch to the Advanced List view and turn off the Lock radio button.

If your domain has Domain Protection, you may need to verify your identity. If you have had two-step verification (2SV) on for at least 24 hours, enter the code sent via SMS or from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password sent to your registrant email address.

A success confirmation will let you know your domains have been updated.

2. Get Your GoDaddy Authorization Code:

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account.

Step 2: Click on My Account and choose Domains from the menu.

Step 3: Click on the specific domain for which you need an Authorization Code. This will take you to the domain settings page.

Note: It will look like this if you're using your default Domain Manager interface.

Step 4: Scroll to the Transfer section and click Transfer to Another Registrar.

Step 5: Click Continue with transfer.

Step 6: Select Click here to see Authorization Code.]

You can directly copy the code from this area. It will also be sent to your administrative email address in case you need to use it later.

3. Remove Privacy Protection from Your Domain:

Turning Domain Privacy on or off allows you to control which contact details are visible in the public WHOIS directory for your domain. GoDaddy's Domain Privacy service keeps your contact details using information from their privacy partner, Domains By Proxy®. When you turn off Domain Privacy, your contact information will be displayed in the public WHOIS directory instead of the substituted details.

A) Disable GoDaddy Whois Privacy Protection (If Applicable):

If GoDaddy's privacy protection is active, they won't allow domain trGoDaddy'sIt would be best if you deactivated it before initiating the transfer. Remember that cancelling private registration is permanent, and if you choose to stay with GoDaddy, you'll need to purchase private registration again.


you'll Cancel Domain Protection with GoDaddy:

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account.

Step 2: Click on My Account and choose Domains from the menu.

Step 3: Check the box next to the domain(s) you want to modify.

Step 4: Select Protection Plans from the action bar, then click Downgrade Protection Plans.

Note: If using the default Domain Manager interface, choose Owyou'rep from the action bar, then Downgrade Privacy Protection.

Step 5: Choose the Basic Privacy Protection plan.

Step 6: Select Confirm Downgrade and then Continue & Verify.

Enter the code from SMS or your authenticator app if two-step verification is available. Otherwise, enter the one-time password sent to your registrant email address.

Step 7: Choose Verify to complete the downgrade.

You'll receive a success confirmation once the changesYou'llaved.

B) How to Turn off Domains By Proxy Service with GoDaddy:

Proceed with this step if you don't have any paid Domain Protection plans or if it has already been downgraded.

Step 1: Sign in to your GoDaddy account.

Step 2: Click on My Account and choose Domains from the menu.

Step 3: Click on your domain name from the list to access the domain settings page.

Step 4: In the Overview tab, find Domain Privacy and turn off the radio button.

Step 5: Click Continue.

You'll see a success confirmation once the changes are made.

After unlocking the domain and obtaining your Auth Code, you can start the transfer to AccuWebhosting.

4. Check and Update Your Domain's Contact Information:

Ensure that your domain information is correct and current so you can get the EPP/Authorization Code by email smoothly.

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account to access the Domain Control Center.

Step 2: Select the domain(s) you want to transfer.

Step 3: Choose Update Contacts from the Ownership dropdown menu.

Step 4: Review or update the contact information for accuracy.

If the contact details differ for various account types, uncheck the Use for all contact types option and check each section type to find and fix any errors.

Step 5: After making the updates, click Save.

Important Note: If you change the Registrant's First and Last name, Organization name, or Email address, the Registrant puts a 60-day lock that prevents outgoing transfers. To avoid this lock, update your contact info at Accuwebhosting after the transfer or change the Administrative contact set at GoDaddy.

5. To Confirm GoDaddy Transfer:

The transfer begins after you've requested the transfer, and the process starts at your level (usually within 20 minutes). It generally takes 5-7 days for most domain types. If you want to speed up the process, you can accept the transfer on GoDaddy's side. Here's how:

Step 1: Log in to your GoDaddy account.

Step 2: Click on My Account and anGoDaddy'sDomainsHere'sthe menu.

Step 3: Open the Transfer area on your left.

Note: Select Transfers from the Domains menu if you're using the default Domain Manager interface.

Step 4: You're Transfers Out and pick the domain name(s) you're transferring from GoDaddy.

Step 5: Select Approve Transfer and click OK. The request will be poured within 15 minutes.

6. Transfer Your Domain to Accuwebhosting:

Step 1: Go to Accu Webhosting and complete the domain transfer form.

Step 2: Refer to this guide for help with the domain transfer process.



In conclusion, transferring a domain from GoDaddy involves several key steps. First, ensure that your domain meets the eligibility criteria for transfer and is not within the 60-day registration or renewal period. Unlock the domain and obtain the authorization code from GoDaddy.

Next, please choose a new domain registrar and initiate the transfer process with them. To complete the transfer request, provide the necessary information, including the authorization code.

You can monitor the transfer status through the domain registrar's interface. Once the transfer is successful, you can update your DNS settings, and conregistrar'sour website and email services function correctly with the new Registrar.

Remember to double-check the domain's expiration date for service disruptions. For smooth and successful domain transdomains, always refer to the specific guidelines provided by both GoDaddy and the new Reransfer.

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