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Transfer my domain to GoDaddy

You can transfer your domain to GoDaddy from another registrar. If you are looking to move a domain from one GoDaddy account to another, please see Move a domain to another GoDaddy account.

Transferring your domain to GoDaddy involves two steps. You'll complete some steps with your current registrar, and some steps with GoDaddy. As you go through each step, you may need to go back and forth between your GoDaddy account and your account with the other registrar.

Step 1: Prepare your domain for transfer

  1. Unlock the domain name with your current registrar.
  2. Get an authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current registrar.
  3. Verify contact information: Confirm that the administrator's contact information for the domain is correct. Your old registrar may need to contact you on this email address during the transfer process.

Note: This article shows you how to unlock your domain and transfer it with GoDaddy. Your old registrar may have different instructions.

Step 2: Search for your domain and enter your authorization code

  1. Search for the domain you want to transfer on the GoDaddy website. You'll get a notice if the domain extension is unable to be transferred.
  2. Confirm the domain is unlocked. You'll see a green check mark next to Unlock the domain. If not, go back to your current registrar and unlock your domain.
    Unlock The Domain
  3. Enter your authorization code in the second field:
    Enter your Authorization Code
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Select your domain privacy options, and click Continue.
  6. Choose your payment method, and click Complete Purchase to finish checkout.

Domain transfers can take up to 7 to 10 days to complete. You can check the status of your domain transfer through your domain manager.

Note: You cannot transfer a domain for 60 days after a new domain registration or transfer.

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