How to Transfer Domain Away from GoDaddy?

To transfer a domain away from GoDaddy, follow these steps:

1. Unlock your domain: Log in to your GoDaddy account and navigate to the “Domains” section. Find the domain you want to transfer and click on it. Look for the “Manage” button and click on it. In the domain settings, find the “Domain Lock” option and make sure it is turned off. This will unlock your domain for transfer.

2. Obtain the authorization code: While still in the domain settings, look for the “Authorization Code” or “EPP Code” option. Click on it to generate the code. This code is required by the new registrar to initiate the transfer process.

3. Choose a new registrar: Research and select a new domain registrar where you want to transfer your domain. Ensure that the new registrar supports the domain extension you have.

4. Initiate the transfer with the new registrar: Sign up for an account with the new registrar and navigate to their domain transfer section. Follow their instructions to start the transfer process. You will be asked to provide the domain name and the authorization code obtained from GoDaddy.

5. Confirm the transfer: After initiating the transfer, you will receive an email from GoDaddy asking for confirmation. Make sure to check your email associated with the GoDaddy account and follow the instructions to confirm the transfer. Failure to confirm within a specific timeframe may result in the transfer being canceled.

6. Wait for the transfer to complete: The transfer process usually takes a few days to complete. During this time, both GoDaddy and the new registrar will communicate to transfer the domain. You may receive emails from both parties regarding the transfer status.

7. Verify the transfer: Once the transfer is complete, you will receive a confirmation email from the new registrar. Additionally, you should see the domain listed in your new registrar’s account.

It’s important to note that domain transfers may incur a fee, and the process may vary slightly depending on the new registrar you choose. It’s recommended to contact the new registrar’s customer support if you encounter any issues during the transfer process.