How To Transfer A Domain From GoDaddy

In this tutorial, we will cover how to transfer a domain from GoDaddy to a different domain provider.

Things to Consider Before Transferring Your Domain Away from GoDaddy

  1. Before going further with the domain transfer, it is important to know that when a domain name is transferred away, the name servers associated with your domain stay the same during the transfer from one registrar to the other. So for example, if your domain name is using the default name servers of GoDaddy, those name servers will be preserved during the transfer and you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete. This means that if you switched to another web hosting provider and your website was migrated already, before initiating a domain transfer, make sure that your domain name is pointed to the new provider’s name servers. As we previously mentioned – you won’t be able to change the name servers until the transfer is complete.
  2. Domain Name Registrations and Web Hosting are separate services. The domain name transfer process will not automatically migrate your website. If you are a ChemiCloud customer and you wish to transfer your website from GoDaddy, please submit a migration request from your client area. Our migrations experts will move your existing sites and emails free of charge, seamlessly, and with no downtime.
  3. The transfer of your domain name will include your domain renewal with another year. So for instance, if your domain is due to expire on 1st of January 2025, once the transfer is complete, the new expiration date will be 1st of January 2026.
  4. Ensure that the domain has not been registered or transferred in the last 60 days.
  5. Make sure that the domain is in the ‘Active Period’ and not in the ‘Redemption Grace Period’ or ‘Pending Delete’ period.
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How To Transfer A Domain From GoDaddy

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

Step 2: Select the domain you want to transfer to open the domain settings page.

Step 3: When the domain management page opens, scroll down to the Additional Settings area and click “Transfer domain away from GoDaddy”.

Step 4: Review the transfer checklist, then select Continue with the transfer.

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Step 5: Select Click here to see Authorization Code.

Step 6. Select Copy to Clipboard to copy your authorization code. We’ll also send an email with your auth code to the administrative email address on your domain name.

Step 7. Select Return to Domains list to go back to your list of domains, or select Cancel transfer to go back to the Domain Settings page.

How to Request a Domain Transfer to ChemiCloud

Once you have your EPP code and have confirmed the domain is unlocked and privacy is disabled, follow the steps to initiate the domain transfer.

We’ll assume that you have already unlocked the domain at its current registrar and that you also have the authorization code (sometimes called an EPP key) from GoDaddy.

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1) Head over to our Domain Transfer page and enter the domain name you wish to transfer to ChemiCloud and the domain Transfer Code (EPP) in the appropriate text field (your current domain registrar should provide this code).

2) Click the “Order Now“ button.

3) You will be asked if you require hosting as well. Click the “Continue“ button to finalize only the domain transfer without hosting.

Click the ‘Checkout‘ button to send your domain transfer request.

A domain name transfer can take up to six (6) days to complete. Once the domain name transfer is complete, you will receive a confirmation by email.

How to expedite your domain name transfer from GoDaddy

Don’t want to wait six days? Expedite your transfer! Fortunately for you, GoDaddy usually doesn’t make you wait six days.

Follow this guide to expedite the transfer manually. GoDaddy calls this “approving” the transfer.

That’s it! You know how to transfer your domain away from GoDaddy, whether with another company or us. (But we are pretty awesome, lol).