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Transfer my domain to GoDaddy

It's not difficult to transfer your domain name to GoDaddy. You'll complete some steps with your current registrar, and some steps with GoDaddy.

Required: In order to manage your DNS zone files and nameservers at GoDaddy during and after the transfer period, you must add DNS Hosting to your domain prior to beginning the transfer process. If you choose not to add DNS Hosting, you'll need to copy all of the domain's DNS zone files and nameservers from your current registrar before the transfer begins, and then wait until your transfer to GoDaddy is complete to manually update each of these files.

Note: You're not eligible to transfer a domain for a 60-day period after the following events:

• Registering or transferring a domain name
• Updating the registrant contact's organization
• Updating the registrant contact's first or last name and an organization is not listed

Complete the following steps with your current registrar:

  1. Unlock the domain name.
  2. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current registrar.
  3. Verify contact information: Confirm that the administrator's contact information for the domain is correct. Your old registrar may need to contact you on this email address during the transfer process.

    Note: For .au domains, all transfer information is sent to the registrant contact's email.

  4. Cancel Protected registration: If the domain has Protected Registration, you'll need to cancel it. Check with your previous registrar for more details.

Complete the following steps at GoDaddy:

  1. Purchase a domain name transfer from our website. We will send you a message if the extension is not available to transfer.

    Note: If you purchased a .uk .ca, .eu, .es, .au, or .se domain name transfer, see their respective About articles for additional transfer instructions.

  2. Once you purchase the transfer, you'll be prompted to Unlock the domain and Get authorization code. Enter the authorization code in the space provided and follow the prompts to check-out.

Note: The transfer process can take 7 to 10 days to complete.

If you're looking to:

For more information on transfers, see ICANN's Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy and our Domain Name Change of Registrant Agreement.

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