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Transferring Domains from one registrar to another

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fad3r, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. fad3r

    fad3r Power Member

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    Hi,
    If I buy domains on go daddy is it possible to transfer them to a place like namecheap? If so how do I do this?
     
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    I think you can't, you can leave it on godaddy to use with their hosting or to point domain to other hosting server DNS's.
     
  3. fad3r

    fad3r Power Member

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    I thought it was possible to do. The reason I ask is I bought an expired domain from them and I dont trust them so I want to move it to name cheap
     
  4. SEOWhizz

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    If you bought it, you can transfer it to another domain registrar.

    If registration is new, recently transferred, updated by changing the registrant's contact organization, then a 60-day transfer restriction period applies. After this period, you can transfer it to the domain registrar of your choice.

    See: Transferring Domain Names to Another Registrar
     
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  5. CenTex Hosting

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    Yes you can move your domain. If you just bought the domain you will have to leave it on godaddy for 60 days. Or if you update any of the contact info it will have to stay for 60 days before you can move it.

    If you want to move it to namecheap.

    then log into your account click on domain transfer. put your domain name in and check out.

    Then go to godaddy and unlock the domain name and also get it to send you the epp code.

    You will then get an email from namecheap asking for the epp code to prove that its your domain.

    its pretty simple process. they will walk you through the process.
     
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    You can transfer it after 2 months, and you'll need to pay 1 years registration as a fee for transfering it to namecheap.
     
  7. fad3r

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    Wow really? That is horrible because these are expired domains so I am already paying 20 a pop. I guess I will start a new thread on the cheapest way to buy expired domains. Moving it to namecheap is not worth an extra 10 because that wont scale
     
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    You can transfer it after 60 days. You will get one year in addition to the existing registration time.

    Source: http://www.namecheap.com/domains/transfer-a-domain.aspx
     
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    I buy hunderds of domains and tend to leave them with the registrar apart from those like network solutions who don't hide your privacy correctly.