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A Step-by-Step Guide to Transfer Domains Out Of GoDaddy

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

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Step 3:  Click on the “Locking Icon”

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Step 4:  Uncheck “lock domains”

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Step 5:  Find the tools tab —> “exportable lists”

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Step 6:  Click on “Add New Export” button

Step 7:  Select “All My Domains” as the list type

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Step 8:  Check the “Authorization codes” box

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Step 9:  Generate the Exportable List

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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

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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** 

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Step 13:  Checkout

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Step 14:  Update EPP (Authorization code) code from GoDaddy Export File

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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”

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Step 16:  Check all the domains (note: not all of the domains are not showing up yet, this takes a few hours apparently…)

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Step 17:  Check the “Accept” button and approve!


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Step 18:  Adios Godaddy!

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Step 19:  Transfer Complete (about 6 hours later)

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About Jeff Epstein: I’m a tech entrepreneur & founder of Ambassador: social marketing software which enables any size business to turn their customers into brand ambassadors

I’m a Techstar: part of the NYC 2011 summer cohort. I also founded FundedByNight, a startup competition where 25 companies competed to win a 100k convertible note. I also love Michigan State sports & have a ninja-like backhand in ping pong.

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