Moving your domain from one service provider to another might seem like a piece of cake, but it’s not. If you want to switch from GoDaddy to another service provider and you are wondering how to transfer my domains out of GoDaddy, then you need to read on. We have tried to make the process easy to understand for you.
The 60 Day Rule
The first thing you need to remember is that if you have registered a domain in the last 60 days, you won’t be able to transfer the registration of domain because the organization that governs domain registrations, ICANN has made such a rule.
Here are a few steps that would help you to transfer your domains out of GoDaddy.
- Update the contact information by logging into the GoDaddy account, clicking on “manage” of the domain name you want to transfer, navigate to contact information and then clicking on edit. In case the contact details of different accounts vary, you need to uncheck the use for all the contact types and click on save.
- The second step is to remove privacy protection from a domain by clicking on Privacy mentioned at the bottom of the contact information section. Once, you do that, you need to reconfirm this step.
- Next, you need to unlock the domain by logging into the GoDaddy account, clicking on “manage” of the domain name you want to transfer, scrolling down to additional settings, clicking edit mentioned next to domain lock and setting the toggle to off.
- You also need to Request EPP or Authorization Code by logging into the GoDaddy account, clicking on “manage” of the domain name you want to transfer, scrolling down to additional settings, navigating to the bottom and then clicking on get authorization code. It will be sent directly to the domain’s Administrator email id.
The last step is to submit a domain name transfer request to an alternate service provider that you have chosen to replace GoDaddy.