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How to Transfer a Domain Name from GoDaddy to Namecheap

The video is a recording I did last year when I moved a domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap. Some have been asking me how to do this so I thought of sharing my old video.

There are many reasons why bloggers and site owners might want to learn how to transfer a domain name. In my case I just felt that Namecheap had a more user friendly system and, yes, cheaper rates and better special offers.

Here are the steps I followed as detailed in the video above.

1. Login to your GoDaddy account and click on My Account.

2. Click on the Launch button next to DOMAINS.

3. Click on the domain you want to transfer.

4. Click on the Locking icon. Untick Lock domain(s) and click OK. click OK again.

5. Go to Domains>All My Domains and click on the domain you want to transfer again. Next to the word Locked should be Unlocked.

6. Click on the Send by Email link next to Authorization Code. Click OK, then OK again.

7. Make sure Privacy is Off.

8. Go to your email inbox and open the email from GoDaddy.

9. Login to your Namecheap account. Go to Domains>Transfer a Domain.

10. On the white box that will appear, type your domain name (minus http://www.) followed by a coma (,) and then a space. Then copy paste the Authorization Code (EPP Code) that GoDaddy sent to you via email.

Make sure you use your Authorization/EPP Code from GoDaddy as soon as possible. If you don’t it might expire. If it does and your transfer gets rejected, you will get an email informing you about this. Just go back to GoDaddy and submit a ticket to get help with your Authorization/EPP Code.

11. On Namecheap, click Start Transfer then Add to Cart. Click CHECKOUT.

12. Read through some options provided by Namecheap. If you wish, you can Enable WhoisGuard and Automatically Renew. Once you’ve set your options, click Save and Continue.

13. Choose your payment option (Funds, Credit Card, Paypal) and pay.

14. Namecheap will send you another email. Open that and click on the link they tell you to click.

15. That will take you to another page with information about transferring your domain. Down the bottom click I Approve and then the SUBMIT button.

16. Wait a few minutes and go back to GoDaddy My Account. Click on the Launch button again.

17. Go to Domains>Pending Transfers. There should be an Accept or Decline link next to the domain you want to transfer. If it isn’t there, you need to wait longer.

18. Click on the Accept or Decline link. On the pop up box, click on the link Accept/decline transfer now>>.

19. Tick Accept then click OK.

Important Note: You will not always be able to transfer your domain at any time that you please. Registrars have restrictions and you will not be allowed to move your domain when it is close to its renewal/expiry date, when it is very new or when you’ve just changed your registrant information. Make sure to check Go Daddy’s restrictions on these before you attempt to transfer.

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