Transfer your .com for less.
Transfer your .com for R195,12*. Includes free registration for a year.**
Transferring a domain to GoDaddy is simple.
- Unlock the domain you want to transfer at your current registrar.
- Search for your domain using the GoDaddy transfer tool.
- Enter your authorization code to confirm the transfer.
- Most domain transfers complete in 5-7 days.
Why transfer domains to GoDaddy.
With 84+ million domains registered, we're the world leader and know how to take care of your domains. If your current domain provider isn’t giving you the pricing, support and service you need, you want to consolidate your properties or it’s just time for a change — we can help. Our goal is to make the transfer process as simple as possible so that you can get on with more important things in your life.
Automatic. No tech skills required.
Our transfer process is automated, fast and risk-free, so you can be up and running quickly. Moving your domain happens mostly in the background, leaving you with more time to work on your next big thing.
Centralize multiple domains.
If you manage multiple domains, having them centralized with one provider can simplify life. We make the process simple and stress-free.
Management made easy.
Subdomains? Forwarding? We do all that and more. Plus, our domain management tools are straightforward — everyone can use them.
Always up to date.
We monitor your domains in real time to make sure your sites are always up and running.
You’re not limited to .com. Choose from a wide variety of domain names in multiple languages and extensions, as well as helpful human support wherever you are.
You can get up to 31% off when you register or transfer six or more .com domains at once.
A home for it all.
Transfer your email.
It's simple for our experts to transfer your emails, contacts, attachments and folders for you. Best of all, they do it in the background whenever it's convenient for you, so there's no disruption or downtime to your email account.
Transfer your website.
You can migrate your site to GoDaddy in just one click. Either move it to your domain name or put it on a temporary domain, then just do a quick review and you're ready to publish.
Why should I transfer my domains to GoDaddy?
Some of the top benefits of transferring your domains to GoDaddy include:
- You're charged a flat fee per domain, so you'll pay nothing beyond the initial cost and ICANN registration, where appropriate.
- Keep any time left on your current registrations — and throw in a free year of registration for each transfer.** This could add up to significant savings.
- Worldwide support wherever you are, so you can always speak to a domains expert quickly and resolve issues fast.
- Bulk discounts of up to 31% off when you register or transfer more than five .com domains at the same time.
How do I transfer my domains to GoDaddy?
Transferring domains to GoDaddy is simple. Follow these directions or watch our step-by-step video, where our GoDaddy Guides lead you through the process.
- Unlock the domain name you'd like to transfer with your current registrar.
- Get an authorization (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from your current registrar. This isn't necessary in all cases, such as when transferring country-code domain (ccTLDs). If the authorization code isn't shown in your account manager, ask your current registrar to email them to you.
- Verify contact information on your domain name. The administrator's contact information may be used by your current registrar during the transfer process.
You can transfer up to 500 of your domains to GoDaddy at once 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.
Please note there are special instructions for transferring country-code domains to GoDaddy.
What happens when I transfer a domain?
Are there any limitations when transferring domains?
Domains can be transferred almost any time. However, ICANN prohibits domain transfers within 60 days of registration or prior transfer (.au excepted). ICANN policy.
Please note there are special instructions for transferring .uk, .ca, .eu, .es, .se and .au domain names to GoDaddy.
How long does a domain transfer take?
Domain transfers usually take 5 to 7 days to complete. Track the progress of your transfers by following these steps:
- Log in to your GoDaddy Transfers Page.
- Select Transfers In if the domain is moving to your account. Or, select Transfers Out if the domain is moving from your account.
- Select the different tabs to review the details for domains in a particular status. Or, search for your domain in the search bar.
- Some statuses require you to take action, and that'll show next to the domain. Check out our guide on domain statuses to help you move forward with your transfer.
You'll see confirmation that your changes have been accepted.