The process for transferring a domain name from one registrar to another registrar is unique to each registrar. The following are general guidelines for starting the process. Be sure to check with your new registrar’s support team for specifics.
To Transfer a Domain Name to Another Registrar:
- Check with your new registrar to see if you need an authorization code. Some domain name extensions do not require this code, but most do. If your new registrar requires an authorization code, contact your existing registrar and ask them to generate one. For most registrars, this can be done in the domain management console.
If you are transferring your hosted domain away from us, please contact our support team to begin the process.
- Initiate the domain name transfer at your new registrar. You might need to consult the new registrar’s help area or support team for specific instructions. Here are instructions for how to initiate a transfer from another registrar to GoDaddy.
- In your existing registrar’s admin console, authorize the transfer to the new registrar.
- The registry notifies the email address on file for your domain with instructions to complete the transfer. If you do not accept or deny the transfer request in your account within five days, the transfer may need to be reauthorized again.
- The registry notifies your new registrar of the transfer’s acceptance or rejection. Most hosts will email you confirmation when the transfer completes.
A transfer typically takes between five to seven days to complete after you authorize it. Some transfers may take up to 30 days. If you have questions, contact your new registrar for assistance. Most support teams are more than happy to help you through the process.