How to transfer your GoDaddy domain name

By Tim Priebe on August 30, 2023

By Tim Priebe on August 30, 2023

Your domain name is the digital address of your online presence, and managing it effectively is crucial for the smooth functioning of your website. Whether you’re looking to move your domain name to another GoDaddy account or transfer it to a different registrar, understanding the process can save you headaches and ensure your online identity remains intact.

As an experienced web agency, we often guide clients through the domain name transfer process. While many clients entrust us with their domain management, we’re strong believers in providing you with the tools and knowledge to take control of your domain if you choose.

Why transfer your domain name?

At our agency, we prioritize transparency and client satisfaction. While we handle domain renewals for most of our clients to prevent accidental expiration, we’ve always believed in empowering clients to take control of their online presence. If a client decides to part ways with us, we want the process to be as seamless as possible.

Over the years, we’ve seen clients return to us after trying other services. Our goal is to build trust and provide exceptional service, regardless of whether you stay with us for the long haul.

Transferring to another GoDaddy Account

If you’re considering transferring your domain name to another GoDaddy account, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Log in to Your GoDaddy Account: Sign in to your GoDaddy account that currently owns the domain.
  2. Access Domain Settings: Go to My Products, then next to Domains, select Manage All.
  3. Select Your Domain: Check the box next to the domain you want to transfer.
  4. Initiate Transfer: Under the Ownership dropdown, select “Move to other GoDaddy Account.” Enter the recipient account’s customer number and email address.
  5. Complete the Transfer: Follow the prompts to confirm the transfer. The recipient will receive an email to accept the domain transfer. Alternatively, they can go into their own Domain Settings, go to the Domains dropdown, select Transfers, then manually accept the transfer.

Transferring to another registrar

Want to transfer your domain name to another company—aka registrar—altogether? Awe is now you can do that:

  1. Prepare Your Domain: Before transferring to another registrar, ensure your domain is unlocked and you’ve obtained the authorization code.
  2. Choose a New Registrar: Sign up with the new registrar where you wish to transfer the domain.
  3. Initiate the Transfer: Within your new registrar’s platform, initiate the transfer process. You’ll provide the domain name and authorization code.
  4. Accept Transfer: The current registrar (in this case, GoDaddy) will send an email to the domain owner’s contact email address with instructions to approve the transfer.
  5. Complete Transfer: Once approved, the transfer process will be completed, and your domain will be under the new registrar’s management.

In my experience, transferring your domain to another GoDaddy account can be done in just a few minutes if you have access to both accounts. Transferring to another registrar, on the other hand, often takes days or even weeks.

We’re here to help

While the process may seem daunting, especially if it’s your first time, we want you to know that we’re here to assist you every step of the way. For most of our clients, we handle domain name management, ensuring a hassle-free experience. You can focus on your core business while we take care of the technicalities.

We’re not just about websites; we’re about empowering you to make the best choices for your organization’s digital marketing. Domain name management is just one piece of the puzzle, so if you need an expert to help with both the technicalities and the big picture, we would be happy to talk and see if we’re a good fit for you.

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