To transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Bluehost, 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, locate the “Domain Lock” option and make sure it is turned off. This will unlock your domain for transfer.
2. Obtain the EPP/Auth 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 to initiate the transfer process.
3. Sign up with Bluehost: If you haven’t already, create an account with Bluehost. Choose a hosting plan that suits your needs and proceed with the registration process.
4. Initiate the transfer: Once you have your Bluehost account set up, log in and navigate to the domain management section. Look for the option to transfer a domain and enter the domain name you want to transfer. Follow the prompts and enter the EPP/Auth code you obtained from GoDaddy when prompted.
5. Confirm the transfer: After initiating the transfer, you will receive an email from Bluehost with instructions on how to confirm the transfer. Follow the provided link or instructions to confirm the transfer request.
6. Wait for the transfer to complete: The transfer process usually takes a few days to complete. During this time, both GoDaddy and Bluehost will communicate to ensure a smooth transfer. You may receive emails from both providers regarding the progress of the transfer.
7. Update DNS settings: Once the transfer is complete, you will need to update your domain’s DNS settings to point to your Bluehost hosting account. Bluehost will provide you with the necessary DNS information, which you can update in the domain settings of your Bluehost account.
It’s important to note that domain transfers may incur a fee, and it’s recommended to check with both GoDaddy and Bluehost for any specific requirements or restrictions before initiating the transfer.