Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap.
I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA.
[edit: apparently GoDaddy changed their stance according to TechCrunch]
Step 1: Login to GoDaddy and get to the domain manager.
Step 2: Select all domains
Step 3: Click on the “Locking Icon”
Step 4: Uncheck “lock domains”
Step 5: Find the tools tab —> “exportable lists”
Step 6: Click on “Add New Export” button
Step 7: Select “All My Domains” as the list type
Step 8: Check the “Authorization codes” box
Step 9: Generate the Exportable List
Step 10: Create account at another provider
I chose NameCheap (affiliate link). The rest of the images are specific to NameCheap.
EDIT: NameCheap is Against SOPA, here is their official stance.
People have also sent promo codes: “switch2nc” and “SOPAsucks” - try them too.
Step 11: Go to “transfer domain”
Step 12: Enter domains you wish to transfer & click “transfer”
**EDIT: You can simply add the domain, Auth code in Step 12 above**
ex: myURL.com, authorizationcode
**Thanks to Josh Pigford for the tip**
Step 13: Checkout
Step 14: Update EPP (Authorization code) code from GoDaddy Export File
Boom! There you go.
UPDATED: thanks to Jordan Skole, here is a way to expedite the transfer process.
Step 15: (Back at GoDaddy) Chose “Pending Transfers”
Step 16: Check all the domains (note: not all of the domains are not showing up yet, this takes a few hours apparently…)
Step 17: Check the “Accept” button and approve!
Step 18: Adios Godaddy!
Step 19: Transfer Complete (about 6 hours later)
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