How To Transfer Domains From GoDaddy to Namecheap

In this tutorial, you will learn how to transfer domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap. There are several major steps to complete the process of transferring domain which I have broken down into 4 different sections. The four major steps to transfer your domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap are:

  1. Unlock domain on GoDaddy.
  2. Get EPP code or authorization code from GoDaddy.
  3. Initiate domain transfer request from Namecheap.
  4. Authorize domain transfer.

NOTE: When you transfer domains from GoDaddy to Namecheap, you will need to reset your nameservers.

Unlocking your domain on GoDaddy.

  1. Login to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domain panel, click the launch button.
  3. Check the domain you want to unlock and click the Locking button.
  4. Set Domain Locking popup box will appear. Deselect “Lock domain(s)” and click OK.
  5. Click OK again to close the popup box.

How to get EPP code from GoDaddy.

  1. Click the domain you want to obtain the EPP code of.
  2. Under Domain Information. Click “Send by Email.”
  3. Click OK button on the popup confirmation that will appear.
  4. Check your email and save your EPP code.

Initiate Transfer Request from Namecheap.

  1. Login to your Namecheap account.
  2. On the top left hand side, hover your mouse to activate the dropdown menu and click “Transfer
    a Domain.”
  3. Under Transfer Your Domain, enter the domain you want to transfer without the www. and click
    “Start Transfer” button.
  4. If your domain is transferable, you will see a confirmation similar below.
  5. Before checking out the site, click Set EPP Code link. Transfer Domain From GoDaddy to Namecheap
  6. Enter your EPP Code from your email and click Save button.
  7. Proceed to payment process.

Authorizing the Domain Transfer

  1. Upon completion of transfer request, Namecheap.com will send an email to the admin email of your previous site. Open that email and click the link.
  2. Clicking the approval link will take you to a page similar below.
  3. Now login to your GoDaddy account and click the + button on the left side of Domain panel. Click the Transfers tab and Click the corresponding Launch button next to the domain you want to transfer 
  4. Click Accept/Decline button.
  5. A confirmation box will appear. Select Accept and click OK.
  6. Click OK button again to confirm.
    NOTE:
    The process will approximately take 5 up to 30 minutes to complete.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your domain from GoDaddy to Namecheap.

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