To transfer a registered domain name from a GoDaddy domain account to a new user, you need to follow a few steps. The process involves initiating a domain transfer, obtaining authorization codes, and completing the transfer with the new domain registrar.
They’ll need your Godaddy ID and your email that is associated with your Godaddy account. After transferring domain they will give you all the details and passwords for entering your website. And please, you’ll need to specify your Name Server details (ex. Name Server: NS2563.HOSTGATOR.COM) if you are going to use your own hosting.
Domain Transferring Procedure:
After they have got your payment and the Godaddy account details it’s time to transfer the domain.
Go to your Godaddy account if you’re the seller (or the one that intends to transfer domain to another). If your buyer sent you his Name servers, you should set them yourself before transferring domain. Watch the following screen shots to discover the steps to follow:
Now we are ready to transfer domain.
When all these steps are done and domain is sent you should inform your customer about it. Say something like:
The domain has been sent; let me know when you get it.
Buyer (Recepient) Should Accept The Domain
To accept domain, go to your Godaddy account and In the My Account section on the left panel, click “Pending Account Changes.” Click on “Incoming Account Changes.” Check the domain that you agree to change and then click “Quick Accept.” Accept the agreements and click “OK.” The domain will be processed and should appear in your account shortly.
Moving Site to a New Web Host
I usually move sites for free for my customers who decide to subscribe to at least one year webhosting among other bonus items.Especially for those who are not skilled in transferring websites or do not want to spend time on this work. You’ll just send send us all the files and database.
Also, when you purchase one of our hot domains, you’ll get one year free hosting from us.
But here, there are different options. I recommend you learning how to move websites because many buyers have no idea how to install and setup everything on their hosting accounts. And you have a right to ask for this additional service as a bonus from the seller.
Other Services and Support That Can Be Offered
If you’re a domaineer or web property developer, it is up to you what additional services and bonuses you can offer your customers in additional to selling hot profitable domains. For example your after sales support could include:
– Free push of domains to their Godaddy account
– Free website transfer to their hosting account. It could even be Godaddy trusted hosting services. That makes it easier to continue to work on a familiar environment.
– Help in updating of all affiliate id’s in the website files being uploaded to the new server.
– Help in creating their own Adsense, Amazon, CPA accounts. Some people are either too busy to have time for some of these minors or they simply find some seemingly simple tasks to be difficult to handle.
– Or you could offer them a Step-by-Step Guide how to operate and promote their website online.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to transfer a registered domain name from a GoDaddy domain account to a new user:
Prepare for the transfer: Before initiating the transfer, ensure that the domain is eligible for transfer. It should be at least 60 days old, not recently renewed or transferred, and not involved in a dispute or locked by the current registrar.
Unlock the domain: Log in to your GoDaddy account and navigate to the Domain Manager. Find the domain you want to transfer and make sure it is unlocked. If it’s locked, you’ll need to unlock it to proceed with the transfer.
Disable WHOIS privacy: If you have WHOIS privacy enabled for the domain, you should temporarily disable it. This allows the new owner to receive important transfer-related emails during the process.
Obtain the authorization code: Obtain the domain’s authorization code (also known as an EPP code or transfer key) from GoDaddy. You can typically find it in the Domain Manager. If you can’t locate it, contact GoDaddy’s customer support for assistance.
Provide the authorization code to the new owner: Share the authorization code with the new domain owner. This code is essential for them to initiate the transfer on their end.
New owner initiates the transfer: The new owner should sign up with their preferred domain registrar and initiate the transfer process. They will need to provide the domain name, enter the authorization code you provided, and complete any required information on their registrar’s transfer request form.
Confirm the transfer request: As the current domain owner, you will receive an email notification from GoDaddy about the transfer request. Follow the instructions in the email to confirm or approve the transfer. This step ensures that you acknowledge the transfer and authorize it to proceed.
Verify the transfer completion: Once the transfer request is approved, the new domain registrar will handle the transfer process. It usually takes a few days for the transfer to complete, although the duration may vary depending on the registrars involved. Once the transfer is successful, you and the new domain owner will receive notifications confirming the completion.
Update domain settings: After the transfer is complete, the new owner should update the domain’s settings, such as nameservers and DNS records, with their preferred registrar.
Note that some registrars may have slightly different procedures for domain transfers, but the general steps outlined above should provide a good starting point. It’s always recommended to review the documentation and support resources provided by the specific registrar involved in the transfer process.
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