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Transferring domain from 1&1 to GoDaddy

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by Tam1990, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Tam1990

    Tam1990 Junior Member

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    I have a domain @ 1&1 and after reading this thread: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/1and1-experience-anyone-else-dont-recommend.944003/page-2 , I am really scared about my domain name. I have been looking around the web for transferring the domain name but I can't afford any down time for my site. If anyone has done this previously, I would like to know the steps involved. I know about the authorization code that I need to take from 1&1 and give it to godaddy but I don't want any kind of down time.
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you experience any down time it will be minimal but I would not transfer to Godaddy... I would use internetbs or one of the others that give you free privacy.
     
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  3. Tam1990

    Tam1990 Junior Member

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    How much do you mean by minimal? a few hours should be fine with..
     
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    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't think it would even be a few hours; it might be a few minutes.

    I do not recall any interruption when I transferred a domain from one registrar to another and I have transferred from one and one as well as from godaddy to internetbs.
     
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    There won't be any downtime as I'm usually doing this. I'm transferring my domain from Godaddy to Namesilo as they are overpriced. Same service is available with namesilo at a lesser price.
     
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    Price is really cheap on internetbs.Are they giving away free domain privacy?
    And can you recommend any other website which is giving away free privacy with domain name? :)

    Thanks!
     
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    In my case it was around 1 hr for dns update.
     
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    Thanks for your answer, I just had a chat with hostgator support and they said it might take a couple of days for transfer process to complete and domain will be down meanwhile. So confused with the answers :/
     
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    Erica_SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I did a transfer from godaddy to namecheap and it only took me 15 Minutes. I think " a few days" is quite a stretch.
     
  10. lahpakam

    lahpakam Newbie

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    there won't be any down time, because you only changing registrar not changing hosting which in this case include a changing IP which the cause of downtime before dns propagation update.

    for the case of changing hosting, if you want no down time at your end, you can use temporary: "xx.xx.xx.xx yourdomain" record on your host file, where xx.xx.xx.xx is your new hosting assigned IP.

    i had terrible experience several years ago with 1&1 that i want to share:

    1. they have different domain manager back end. find the real one because the regular one on our account do not reflect on that real one. before you transfer your domain, make sure you turn off its auto renewal. because they will still charge you for that domain till kingdom come. i know, they are bastards.

    2. if you have other domains on your account, do not cancel your auto payment agreement, because they will just ban your acc instantly and you loose access to your other domains. their support is decent but it's their security team who will screw you and they are god-like bastards there transfer out all your domains or turn off their auto renewal on the REAL hidden domain manager

    [edited] i just remember that you must cancel the "contract" too on the real domain manager. so there are two things to cancel, the auto renewal and terminate the individual domain contract. then cancel the payment agreement on your paypal if you use it as your payment method.
     
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    Depending on the TLD, it should be a easy process.

    Like .uk domains. Free to transfer between hosts.
     
  12. davids355

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    The way I always do domain transfers is to first of all move the DNS to a new provider (If its not already separated from the registrar). DNS can be set up in the background then nameservers changed once you have the DNS live on the new provider. That way you have zero downtime when you change DNS entries.

    Once DNS is changed to a separate provider then you can do the transfer of registrar with minimal downtime.

    If you are moving to Godaddy they always keep the nameservers the same as they were before the change of registrar so this means zero downtime - domain changes ownership to godaddy and nameservers continue pointing to your third party DNS provider.

    With some other registrars they will set default nameservers when they receive the domain - so in this case you would have some downtime.