Transfers

Can I transfer an expired domain from GoDaddy.com? (Part 2)


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Last week I began the process of transferring an expired domain from GoDaddy.com. At the end of that post, I had approved the transfer in my name.com account, and was waiting on GoDaddy to complete the transfer. I received the following email shortly after approving the transfer on the name.com side:

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Domains for dummies: Can I transfer an expired domain name?


I’m lazy. First, I registered ethanconley.com at GoDaddy.com many moons ago, without making any attempt to shop around. For shame! Second, I let that domain expire last week. I’d love to transfer it to The Best Domain Registrar EVAR, aka name.com*, but I’m not entirely sure how domain transfers work, especially when a domain has already expired. But let’s try transferring the domain and see what happens.

*AKA my employer

 Attempt No. 1: Fast Domain Transfer from GoDaddy.com

First, I’ll try name.com’s Fast Domain Transfer tool, which streamlines the process of transferring a domain from GoDaddy.

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Transfer your Domains to a Swing State: A Message to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney


First, let me say to President Obama and Governor Romney that transferring your domain name is easy and painless. Our world class customer support will take care of you. I’m also happy to say that WE’RE NOT JOKING! Each presidential campaign is looking for an edge, especially in swing states like Colorado. In 2004, Colorado went for Bush.In 2008 the state voted for Obama. National Public Radio and other news sources have said that in this close election, Colorado could become as important as Ohio or Florida. So, who will get our love? Mr. Obama? Or will it be the challenger to the throne in Mitt Romney? If they want extra support from Colorado’s burgeoning tech community, one or both of them needs to transfer to our swing state!

Meanwhile, everyone else in the world trying to live their l...

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Earn a Certificate of Awesomeness: Tell Your Friends about Our Domain Name Transfer Special


We’re running a special on domain name transfers right now (for a limited time only) that rivals free pizza and beer. OK, nothing is that good,an award for domain name transfer promotion but that’s one reason why you want to be with name.com: we’re open and honest. However, $6.99 COM/NET transfers for new accounts and $7.99 for existing Namers is really dang good, and we need your help in getting the word out. If we can recognize your effort in helping others bring their domain names to a better place, you could end up with a one-of-a-kind, suitable-for-framing CERTIFICATE OF AWESOMENESS.

But we’d like to help you help us. Sometimes it can be hard to work a conversation about domains into common situations, so we’re offering some talking points.

1. Any domain transfer comes with 1 year extension to registration...

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Transfer your domains to name.com, we’ll hook it up!


The past couple weeks have been really good to us: Roughly 5k of our loyal customers voted us #2 in a recent poll by Lifehacker.com for ‘Best Domain Registrar’ and with GoDaddy’s recent outage woke a lot of people up to other options on the web for domain registrations- name.com being the best of course:) So in that vein, we’re going to keep the transfer ball rolling with two awesome promotions:

New Customers: Use the promo code, “NEWBIE” to receive $6.99 COM/NET transfers. Limit 10 transfers per customer.***Jumping for domain name discounts

Not a new customer? Looking to transfer more than 10 domains? We’d love you to! Use the promotional code, “SWITCHEROOto receive unlimited $7.99 COM/NET transfers (That’s $7.99 per name).

You guys are smart. So are we. It all works out. When we recently gave away 500 free tra...

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How To Transfer Domains Without Disruption to Your Email or Websites


This is from Patrick “P-mo” Moroney who thinks about these things day and night, even when is wife is talking to him. So there’s a good chance he sacrificed the health of his young marriage just to come up with how you can transfer your domain names smoothly and without any interruption to your email or websites.
Steps:
1. Purchase a transfer. And make sure to do the next 4 steps BEFORE clicking the link on the approval email that we will send to you, because you are unable to modify the nameservers once we fully submit the transfer to the registry.
2. On the transfers page, click on the arrow next to the edit button and select “Edit DNS”
3. Input your DNS settings to match what you have at your old drab registrar.
4...
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Reasons to Transfer to Name.com and not from our Marketing Department


First, a quick word from marketing: our COM/NET transfers are really cheap. For a limited time they’re just $8.25 and that includes a year extension of registration. So if you have five months over at some other domain registrar, when you transfer you’ll have a year and five months registration. Very slick, but to truly grasp why you should take the time (really, like a few minutes and some follow up) to move your domains to name.com, we thought we’d ask some employees who are too burdened/busy to care.

The first is from Jeremiah Stanley in support. He just went through a divorce and should be bitter about everything, but no:

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transfer your domain names.And now some reasons to transfer to name.com from Nick in dev. He’s a handsome, athletic fellow who woke up the other morning unable to move one half of his face...

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It ain't about the transfer: Stopping SOPA and Giving Back


Yes, we’d love for you to transfer your domains to Name.com. But that’s not what this is about. The issue at hand is the ‘Net. The great wide open for new ideas, for visionaries, and thought so free it could spread its wings and lift us all off the ground. Yes, I just said that, but it’s easy to get sappy about the importance of the Internet. Why not? Look what it has done for communication, for innovation and for personal freedom around the world. Now everyone has a megaphone that’s as big as they want to make it.

Here’s how we’re going to use the Internet to turn up the volume on SOPA.

You can help remind Congress just how bad SOPA is AND support organizations that love the Internet the way it is. Here’s how:

Step 1: Go to this page: http://www.name.com/Help-Stop-SOPA
Step 2: Share our ...

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