3 simple steps to get your domain out of GoDaddy. Unlock domain and Get Transfer Authorization code in GoDaddy, Initiate the transfer and Accept the transfer.
I am moving my domains out of GoDaddy into Namecheap and I did not found a clear article with clear instructions to transfer a domain out of GoDaddy and so I am trying to give you 3 simple steps to get your domain out of GoDaddy.
1. Unlock Domain and Get Transfer Authorization code
Login to your GoDaddy Account and visit the Domain control. Visit the domain you want to transfer out of GoDaddy.
Unlock the domain if you see it as Locked. See 1 in screenshot above.
Once the domain is unlocked, click on the Send by Email link to get authorization code for your domain. You will get the following email from GoDaddy with your transfer authorization code.
2. Initiate the Transfer from other Registrar
Now you can transfer the domain to any other registrar of your choice. All you have to be doing is initiate the transfer process and add the domain authorization code you have from step 1. In Namecheap you can do that at the time of initiating the transfer and they term it as EPP code.
Once you have made the purchase expect a series of emails from both the domain registrar.
3. Accept Domain Transfer Request
You should see the following looking email. Approve the transfer.
Once the transfer is initiated expect the following email from GoDaddy.
See the text I have underlined in Green. Ideally you can do nothing and transfer will complete in 5 days but you can visit your GoDaddy Domain control panel and accept the pending transfers to transfer your domain immediately to the new registrar.
After you accept the transfer you will get a final confirmation email from GoDaddy.
All done from your end but at times it may take some time for the domain to show up in the list of domains in the new registrar list.
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