How to Transfer your Domains from GoDaddy to Name.com

Maybe, just maybe, you’re creeped out by Jean-Claude Van Damme. And maybe you’re not so quick to forgive gross Super Bowl commercials and elephant deaths. Maybe you want to transfer your domain to name.com. If that’s the case, here’s a step-by-step guide.

*Transferring a domain is pretty simple, but there’s a lot of back-and-forth between your GoDaddy account, your name.com account, and your email account. It’s a lot easier to explain in a video than in a screenshot tutorial, so you might want to watch our video tutorial first.

**Read this post for information on how to transfer your domain without disrupting your website or email service.

1. Unlock the domain in your GoDaddy account

  • Log in to GoDaddy, navigate to the domains menu, and then click “launch” for the domain you intend to transfer. If you’ve enabled privacy protection for the domain, you’ll need to turn it off before proceeding.

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  • After clicking “Launch,” you’ll be taken to a menu where you can manage settings for that specific domain. Click the “Manage” link in the “Lock” section, and a dialogue box will open.

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  • Switch the lock setting to “Off,” and then click “Save.”

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2. Get an authorization code

  • After unlocking the domain you’ll return to the domain settings page. Scroll to the bottom, click the “Authorization code” link, and then click “Send” to have an authorization code sent to the email address associated with the domain.

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  • You should receive an email containing the authorization code within a few minutes.

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3. Use the name.com domain transfer page to order your transfer

  • Fill in the appropriate fields for the domain name and the authorization code (which you just received via email), and then click the “Add to Cart” button.

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  • You can then click the “Checkout & Complete Transfer” button to proceed to checkout.

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  • Review your order (one year of registration is included in the $8.25 transfer price), and then proceed to the billing page.

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  • All that’s left is to agree to the terms of service (it’ll pop up over the billing page), and then this step is complete.

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4. Approve the domain transfer at name.com

  • Shortly after completing your order at name.com, we’ll send an email that includes a link to your name.com account. Click that link to go to a page where you can approve the domain transfer.

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5. Confirm the domain transfer at GoDaddy.com

  • Once you’ve approved the transfer, you’ll receive an email from GoDaddy (it may take a few hours). It’ll include a link to your GoDaddy account, where you can confirm the transfer.

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  • Clicking that link will take you to the transfers page in your GoDaddy account. Click on your pending transfers, follow the “Accept of decline transfer now” link, and accept the transfer.

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196. Celebrate! Your domain is now safe and sound in your name.com account.

  • The domain should now be listed in the “Your Domain Transfers” page in your name.com account. The transfer will be completed shortly.

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Comments
Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:27 am November 29, 2011
web design company
Author

I feel that it is very easy to transfer your domain from godaddy to name and after read your post and see this video i am motivated to do it very quickly.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 4:12 am November 27, 2012
Lauren
Author

I would like to transfer a domain I purchased through Blogger, which I’ve read uses GoDaddy for domains, to name.com but cannot find any real information or instructions on how to. I’ve already received my Activation code by email… now what? Any info anyone has on this I’d be much obliged. I wish I never bought my domain this way, I should have gone straight to name.com.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:50 am November 27, 2012
namedotcom
Author

Right on Lauren, we’ve totally got your back! If you have your “activation code” I’m assuming that’s your “authorization code” or sometimes referred to as an EPP. If you go to this page: https://www.name.com/domain-transfer and put in that code and the name of the domain name and click ‘add to cart’ you should be all set. If you run into any issues feel free to email us at support@name.com or give us a ring at +1.720.249.2374

You can also hit us back here for more info too if you run into any roadblocks. We look forward to having you registered at name.com! 🙂

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:46 am November 27, 2012
Lauren
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*Authorization code, that’s it. XD I am not concerned so much with what I need to do on the name.com end, (purchase transfer, then add/create the A names & CNAMES) it’s the GoDaddy and Google Apps end I am unsure about. Purchasing the through Blogger further complicates things it seems. Thanks for your help though, I look forward to having this domain registered at name.com as well, and I will do as soon as I am sure I’ve got everything squared away. 🙂

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:14 am November 27, 2012
namedotcom
Author

Right on – here is a video on how to add Google Apps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLNGkUahNg&feature=plcp but if you’re looking to transfer existing google apps i’m sure our support team could help you with that. Do you want me to have someone reach out? You can email whatsup@name.com and include your phone number and I could have someone reach out. Let us know what you need, we’re here for you!

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:29 am April 1, 2013
Mark Henry
Author

ok lets know something -thanks for your video – how much time this take to transfer from go daddy to you – using your fast toll ???

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:36 pm February 11, 2014
Someone
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Can I do a bulk transfer? I have about 50 domains.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:39 am February 12, 2014
akehr
Author

Yup, you can bulk transfer. Here’s how:
1. Go to: https://www.name.com/domain-transfer
2. Look for the big green text that says, “Enter the domain name and authorization code below.”
3. Press the link below that says, “Transferring a lot of domains? Use the Bulk entry form.”

And thanks for switching to us. Let us know if you have any more question.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:47 am July 10, 2014
securitynews
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there was private registration enabled before initiating the transfer (now disabled) and cannot resubmit transfer, what to do? already paid for the transfer

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:45 am July 10, 2014
akehr
Author

We just spoke to Adam on our support team about this and he said doing the following should help you:

Since whois privacy is now disabled, please log into your account and click on “Account” > “Registrar Transfers.”

Here, you can send a new approval email by clicking on “Edit” > “Re-acquire Email address.”