How to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another registrar?

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We first published a post on our blog, how to save money while purchasing Domain Name and Renew?

In it we had given a way to save money on renewal, transfer the domain to another registrar. Today we will learn in this article how you can transfer your domain name from one domain registrar to another domain registrar. For your convenience, I've also given a domain name transfer example Go to step by step tutorial from GoDaddy to Google Domains.

How to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another registrar?
How to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another registrar?


When it comes to buying domain names, GoDaddy is doubtless the king of this business.

Namecheap, which is GoDaddy's closest competitor, but still will have the experience of more years to match GoDaddy. If you follow the domain industry news, then you must have also heard about Google's service, Google Domains. This service is still in beta stage.

In this tutorial, I will transfer a new domain from Google Domains to one of my already purchased domain name, which is on GoDaddy, to Google Domains, because it is about to expire.

Let me tell you how you can transfer your exisiting domains from GoDaddy to Google domains. If you understand this tutorial well, you will also learn to transfer domains to any other domain registrar.

Step by Step Guide to Transfer from GoDaddy to Google Domains

There are two important steps for transferring domain name from any domain name registrar to another registrar, and they are:
  • Unlocking Domain
  • Obtaining an EPP Code
In this guide, I will tell you all the steps which GoDaddy domain manager will help you to unlock the domain and get the EPP code to domain transfer.

On receving side, I have Google Domains, but you can also follow these steps for any other domain registrar like Namecheap.

To get started, login to your GoDaddy pannel, and launch the domain manager from the dashboard.

In GoDaddy's domain manager, you have to choose the domain name that you want to transfer to Google Domains or any other registrar.

You will now be on the domain management page of your selected domain. Here you are unlocking your domain so that your domain can be transferred to another registrar. I talked about it first in my guide too. Follow the screenshot below and set the simply lock status to off:

After unlocking your domain, you will need to obtain the domain authorization code to transfer the domain to your second registrar. In the end on the same page, you will get a column called "Authorization Code", you will need to click on "Email Code" to get an EPP (Authorization Code). This will send you the code on email.

Check your email inbox for Unique Domain Authorization code, and it's time to transfer your domain to Google Domains.

You can login here to your Google Domains account.

Once you are inside your Google Domains dashboard, you will get the option of Transfer-in.

Click on it and enter the domain name that you want to transfer to. In this case, I will add that domain name which I unlocked on GoDaddy and for which I also received the EPP code.

Click on Continue, and it will ask you to follow steps one by one. In our case, we had already unlocked the domain and our Who.is information is also updated, so we will skip on Step 3 and add your Autorization code.

An important step is to step 4 which you do not want to skip.

By default, Google will select your own, Google Name Sever, and you should always change it on your exisiting name server and it will not make any difference to your website. By doing so, your domain will be transferred without any downtime.

Click on Import name servers, and in the next step Google will ask you to pay money. When you pay for your domain transfer, your domain will also be renewed for one year. Now you have to enter your billing details to complete the transfer. You will receive an email from your existing domain registrar to authenticate the transfer to Google Domains.

Note: Google Domains service is currently in beta version, details given in the screenshot can change anytime. Yet Procedure will always remain the same.

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