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I want to transfer a website from Whois to GoDaddy

Hi,

 

I want to transfer my rubbish removal website from Whois.com to GoDaddy but don't know how to do it. I want to transfer not only the domain name but also to order hosting on GoDaddy so both - website and domain will be under my GoDaddy account. First - can you explain me the exact process to transfer the domain to GoDaddy and second - can someone from the support help me to move the website files under my GoDaddy account?

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Re: I want to transfer a website from Whois to GoDaddy


@goodboyjohnny90 wrote:

Hi,

 

I want to transfer my rubbish removal website from Whois.com to GoDaddy but don't know how to do it. I want to transfer not only the domain name but also to order hosting on GoDaddy so both - website and domain will be under my GoDaddy account. First - can you explain me the exact process to transfer the domain to GoDaddy and second - can someone from the support help me to move the website files under my GoDaddy account?


@goodboyjohnny90  First you'll want to unlock the domain name and request the authorization code at Whois.com. You can find instructions on that here: https://manage.whois.com/kb/node/50

 

You'll want to use that information to initiate the transfer here: https://www.godaddy.com/domains/domain-transfer

 

Transferring the website is a bit different and really depends on what type of framework you're using. You'll need to contact Godaddy hosting support to see what options are available to you.

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Re: I want to transfer a website from Whois to GoDaddy

Thanks for your help @justingodfrey,

 

The website is based on WordPress. Do you think the support will be able to help me move the files? Because I can't do it by myself.

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Re: I want to transfer a website from Whois to GoDaddy


@goodboyjohnny90 wrote:

Thanks for your help @justingodfrey,

 

The website is based on WordPress. Do you think the support will be able to help me move the files? Because I can't do it by myself.


@goodboyjohnny90  Wordpress Hosting is probably the best thing you can do.  You can then transfer the site within the hosting control panel automatically: https://www.godaddy.com/hosting/wordpress-hosting?isc=cjc1off30

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