Your questions, our answers
Why should I transfer my domains to GoDaddy?Bulk domain transfers are charged by the name and at a flat fee at GoDaddy, so you pay nothing beyond the initial cost and the ICANN fee, where appropriate.* We also let you keep any time left on your current registrations AND throw in a free year of registration for each transfer.** Depending on how many domains you’re moving, this could add up to sizable savings.
Are there any limits on when I can transfer my domains?Domains can be transferred almost any time. However, ICANN prohibits domain transfer within 60 days of registration or prior transfer (.au excepted). ICANN policy
How do I transfer more than one domain at a time?
Make sure the email address listed for the administrative (admin) contact on each domain is up-to-date. Both GoDaddy and your current registrar will use this address to communicate with you during the transfer process. To verify your administrative email address, look up each domain in the WhoIs database.
However, if any of your domains are privately registered, a service that hides your personal information from public view, you won’t be able to check your admin email address in the WhoIs. You’ll need to contact your current registrar to cancel the private registration and then change the email address if needed. How to change your admin email address.
For .au domains, the admin contact is called the registrant contact.
Next unlock each of the domain names you’d like to transfer. Contact your current registrar for details on how to do this.
You may need an authorization code (sometimes called a transfer key or EPP code) from your current registrar. This isn’t necessary in all cases, such as when transferring country-code Top-level Domain Names (ccTLDs). If the authorization codes aren’t shown in your account manager, ask your current registrar to email them to you.
Buy GoDaddy domain transfers for up to 500 of your domain names at once, listing each one on a separate line in our bulk domain transfer tool. If the extension you’d like to transfer isn’t listed, you can’t transfer that domain name to us.
Under Select Your Transfer Nameservers, choose one of these options:
a) Keep my current nameservers. If your transfer domain name is associated with an active website, choose this option to make sure there’s no interruption in site performance during the transfer.
b) Switch to GoDaddy’s park nameservers. If you have email with us for the domain name, are using our Off-site DNS, or created a Premium DNS transfer template prior to the transfer, select this option.
NOTE: If you select this option and are not using Off-site DNS or a Premium DNS transfer template, we park the domain name on our parking nameservers and create a default zone file in your account with us. You can use the Zone File Editor in the DNS Manager to customize the new zone file. For more information, see Managing DNS for Your Domain Names.
Please note there are special instructions for transferring .uk, .ca, .eu, .es, .se and .au domain names to GoDaddy.
Once you’ve paid for the transfers, we send an email to the person listed as administrative contact for each domain. Save this email – it has codes you’ll need to authorize the transfer process.
A few final steps:
a) Log in to My Account on GoDaddy.
b) Click the Manage button next to Domains.
c) Pull down the Domains menu in the upper left and click Pending Account Changes.
d) In the upper right, click the Checkout Now button.
e) Select the Bulk tab, and enter one domain name and its authorization code per line. Separate each domain name from its authorization code with a comma, space, or tab. Click Next.
f) Choose I authorize the transfer and click Finish.
g) Select OK.
Your bulk domain transfer is complete!
How long will it take for my transfers to go through?Most domain transfers take between five and seven days to complete. The time it takes varies depending on the extension. For details on transferring country-code Top-level Domains (ccTLDs), go to About ccTLDs and click the help article for your domain extension.
Can I check on the progress of my bulk domain transfer?
Absolutely. Track the progress of your transfers by following these steps:
Log in to My Account on GoDaddy.
Next to Domains, click the Launch button.
In the upper left, pull down the Domains menu and click Pending Transfers. You should see the following info for each transfer domain name:
Status — This tells you where in the transfer process you are. Hover over the progress bar for any transfer, click the ? icon, or click the Action Required or Error link that displays for details.
Admin Email — This field shows the email address linked with that domain name.
What, and when, will I be charged to maintain my domain?Upon the expiration of your domain, you will be charged annually to maintain the domain. The price is the then-current annual retail price applicable to the domain.