How to Transfer Domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap?

To transfer a domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap, 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 to initiate the transfer process.

3. Purchase domain transfer on Namecheap: Go to the Namecheap website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, create one. Once logged in, click on the “Domains” tab and select “Transfer a Domain”. Enter the domain name you want to transfer and click on the “Transfer” button. Follow the prompts to complete the purchase.

4. Initiate the transfer: After purchasing the domain transfer on Namecheap, you will receive an email with instructions. Follow the instructions to provide the authorization code obtained from GoDaddy. This will initiate the transfer process.

5. Approve the transfer: Go back to your GoDaddy account and look for an email from Namecheap requesting approval for the transfer. Open the email and click on the provided link to approve the transfer. This step is crucial to authorize the transfer.

6. Wait for the transfer to complete: The transfer process usually takes a few days to complete. During this time, both GoDaddy and Namecheap will communicate to transfer the domain. You will receive emails from both registrars regarding the progress of the transfer.

7. Verify the transfer: Once the transfer is complete, you will receive a final email from Namecheap confirming the successful transfer. Log in to your Namecheap account and ensure that the domain is now listed under your domains.

It’s important to note that domain transfers may incur a fee, and the process may vary slightly depending on the registrars involved. Make sure to double-check the specific instructions provided by both GoDaddy and Namecheap during the transfer process.