Transfer a domain from Godaddy to Namecheap

If you’re someone who is looking to jump ship from Godaddy, you may want to take a look at Namecheap. An ICANN-accredited domain registrar, Namecheap offers fantastic prices on domain names. If you would like to transfer a domain name from Godaddy to Namecheap, follow these instructions.

Godaddy – Step 1
Log into your account at Godaddy and shut off the domain lock and privacy option (if enabled).

Namecheap – Step 2
Go to Namecheap and transfer your domain.

Godaddy – Step 3
Send your EPP code (Authorization Code). This is often listed at the bottom of the page that shows your Domain Details. It will send to the email address on file in your contact information for the domain name.

Namecheap – Step 4
Go to the Transfers page. Click the domain name and enter the EPP code from the Godaddy email. Wait for the transfer email from Enom. This can sometimes take 30 minutes or more. When it arrives, click the link in the email and approve the request on the form it provides. Wait again.

Godaddy – Step 5
An email will arrive from Godaddy, indicating your request to transfer. Instead of waiting for the automatic transfer, go to the Transfers page in your Godaddy account by clicking Domains in the top navigation and then Transfers. Click on Pending Transfers, then Accept/Decline. Accept the transfer. Wait for another set of emails.

Godaddy will send an email alerting you that they are transferring the domain. You will also get one from Namecheap when they have received the domain. When this happens, double check your domain at Namecheap to be sure the contact information and DNS information has transferred correctly.

That’s all! This gets you over to Namecheap and out from under Godaddy. Right now (10/11/14), Namecheap is providing free Whois Protection for the first year for any domain transferred to them. You can also use a coupon to drop the prices of the domain further.

For the current Namecheap coupons, visit this page: https://www.namecheap.com/promos/coupons.aspx

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