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How Do You Transfer Your Domain From GoDaddy To Namecheap?

At first, GoDaddy has low prices, but they can go up to $70 or more per year later on. On the other hand, Namecheap only costs $35 per year. So, considering the price and what we needed, we moved our domain name to Namecheap. We'll walk you through moving your website's address from GoDaddy to Namecheap.

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How Do You Transfer Your Domain From GoDaddy To Namecheap?

At first, GoDaddy has low prices, but they can go up to $70 or more per year later on. On the other hand, Namecheap only costs $35 per year. So, considering the price and what we needed, we moved our domain name to Namecheap. We'll walk you through moving your website's address from GoDaddy to Namecheap.

It's like switching your home's mailing address from one place to another. We'll make it easy for you, so don't worry if you're not a tech expert.

By the end of this guide, you'll be able to have your domain securely transferred in Namecheap, and your website visitors will find you at your new online home without any trouble.

Many companies choose GoDaddy as their domain registrar, but only some use all the extra services they offer, like email and site builders.

For instance, our website is made with Webflow, and we use G-Suite for teamwork, so we didn't need those extra services from GoDaddy.

How To Transfer Your Domain From GoDaddy To Namecheap

Enable transfer in the current registrar

To do this:

Go to the GoDaddy website and log in to your account.

  • Access Domain Settings:Find and click "Domain Management" or "My Domains" in your GoDaddy account once logged in.
  • Choose Your Domain:Next, you'll see a list of your domains. Click on the domain name you want to transfer to Namecheap.
  • Unlock the Domain:In the domain settings, look for an option like "Domain Lock" or "Security Settings." Make sure it's turned off. This is sometimes called unlocking your domain.
  • Get the Authorization Code:You might also need an "Authorization Code" or "Transfer Secret." It's like a password for your domain transfer. You can usually find this in the domain settings as well. If you can't find it, contact GoDaddy's support for assistance.
  • Save Changes:Finally, save any changes you've made to unlock the domain and obtain the authorization code.

Generate an authentication code in the current registrar

  • Access Domain Settings:After logging in, navigate to "Domain Management" or "My Domains" within your GoDaddy account.
  • Select the Domain:Find the domain name you want to transfer to Namecheap in your list of domains. Click on it to access its settings.
  • Locate Authentication or EPP Code:In the domain settings, search for an option like "Get
  • Authorization Code" or "Request EPP Code":This is the code you'll need for the transfer.
  • Request the Code:Click on the option to request or generate the authentication code. You may be asked to confirm your request.
  • Retrieve the Code:GoDaddy will provide you with the authentication code. It's usually a combination of letters, numbers, and sometimes special characters. Copy this code or write it down, as you'll need it later during the Namecheap transfer process.
  • Save Changes:If there's an option to save changes or confirm the code request, do so.

Add 2 Namecheap name servers in the current registrar

  • Access Domain Settings:Go to "Domain Management" or "My Domains" within your GoDaddy account.
  • Select the Domain:Find the domain name you want to transfer to Namecheap in your list of domains. Click on it to access its settings.
  • Locate DNS Settings:Look for an option like "DNS Management," "Name Servers," or "DNS Settings." Click on it.
  • Change Name Servers:In the DNS settings, you should see an option to change or edit the name servers associated with your domain.
  • Enter Namecheap Name Servers:Now, it's time to add Namecheap's name servers. You'll typically have two name server fields to fill in.

Here are Namecheap's primary and secondary name servers:

  • Primary Name Server: dns1.namecheap.com
  • Secondary Name Server: dns2.namecheap.com

Enter these name servers in the respective fields

Save Changes: After adding the Namecheap name servers, save your changes. Your domain will now be using Namecheap's name servers.

Add all DNS records in Namecheap

  • Access Domain List:You should be on your Namecheap dashboard after logging in. Look for an option like "Domain List" or "Manage Domains" and click on it.
  • Select Your Domain:Find the domain name you're transferring from GoDaddy in your list of domains. Click on it to access its settings.
  • Manage DNS:In the domain settings, search for an option like "Manage DNS" or "DNS Settings." Click on it to access the DNS management page.
  • Add DNS Records:You will now see a list of DNS record types, including A records, CNAME records, MX records, etc. To add your DNS records:
  • A Records: If you have A records, these usually point to your website's IP address. Click on "Add New Record" or a similar option, then choose "A Record." Fill in the necessary information, such as the hostname (usually "@") and the IP address.
  • TXT Records:It can be used for different purposes, including verifying domain ownership or configuring email authentication. Add the TXT records as needed.
  • Save Changes:After adding each DNS record, save your changes. Double-check the information to ensure accuracy.

Create a transfer request in Namecheap

  • Select "Transfer Domains":Look for an option that says "Transfer Domains" or something similar and click on it. This is where you'll initiate the transfer process.
  • Enter Your Domain:In the transfer domain section, there will be a box to enter the domain you want to transfer from GoDaddy. Type in the domain name and click "Add to Cart" or a similar option.
  • Review Cart:You'll be taken to a cart or summary page to review the domain transfer details. Ensure the domain name is correct and the transfer fee is displayed. Click "Continue" or a similar option to proceed.
  • Confirm Contact Information:Review and confirm your contact information for the domain transfer. Ensure your email address is accurate, as you'll receive important notifications about the transfer process.
  • Add Authorization Code: Remember the authentication code (EPP code) you obtained from GoDaddy earlier? You'll need to enter it now in the space provided. This code confirms that you have the right to transfer the domain.
  • Choose Transfer Settings:You might be presented with some transfer settings. For most standard transfers, you can leave these settings as they are. However, if you have specific preferences, you can customize them.
  • Complete Payment:Proceed to the payment section and complete the payment for the domain transfer. Once the payment is processed, your transfer request will be submitted.
  • Check Confirmation:You should receive a confirmation email from Namecheap after successfully submitting the transfer request.

How Do I Transfer My GoDaddy domain To Another Godaddy Account?

  • Log In to Your Current GoDaddy Account:Start by logging in to the GoDaddy account that currently owns the domain you want to transfer.
  • Access Domain Settings:After logging in, go to the "Domains" section or "My Domains" in your GoDaddy account to access your domain list.
  • Choose the Domain:Find the domain you want to transfer to another GoDaddy account and click on it to access its settings.
  • Unlock the Domain:If the domain is locked (often by default), you must unlock it. Look for an option like "Domain Lock" or "Security Settings" and turn it off. This step is essential to allow the transfer.
  • Obtain Authorization Code:In some cases, you might need to get a code (also known as an EPP code) for the domain. Check for an option to request or generate this code within the domain settings.
  • Prepare the Receiving GoDaddy Account:The person or account receiving the domain should create a new GoDaddy account if they don't have one already.
  • Request the Transfer:Log in to the receiving GoDaddy account and go to the "Domains" section. Look for an option like "Transfer Domain to Another GoDaddy Account" or similar.
  • Enter Domain and Authorization Code:Choose a domain you want to transfer and the code of authorization you obtained.
  • Verify Ownership:The receiving GoDaddy account will receive an email asking the owner to verify the transfer.
  • Accept the Transfer: Back in the receiving GoDaddy account, once the transfer request is verified, there will be a notification to accept the transfer. Accept it to complete the process.
  • Check Transfer Status:You can monitor the transfer status in sending and receiving GoDaddy accounts. It may take a few days for the transfer to complete.
  • Confirm Transfer Completion:After the transfer is successful, you'll receive confirmation emails from GoDaddy. The domain will now be under the ownership of the receiving GoDaddy account.
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