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Transferring A GoDaddy Domain

Log in to your GoDaddy Account Manager.

Next to Domains, click Launch.

Select the domain name(s) you want to move.

Under More, click Begin Account Change.

Enter the Email address of the new owner.
(you should have received this from us)

Select I have new owner’s account number.
(you should have recieved this from us)

In Domain’s contact information, select Do Not Change.

Select keep the current nameservers for this domain.

Accept all confirms from this point forward until you finish.

We will notify you when the domain is in our reseller account.

Note: This transfer will not make any changes to your domain settings. Email, websites, etc., will still be active on your previous server. We will not change anything on the domain until your new site is finished and approved and any email issues are resolved.

Difference Between A Domain Name and Hosting

A Domain Name is the address someone would use to find your website, much like your street address tells someone where to find your house. You must pay a fee every year to keep your domain name. This name is then “pointed” to, or associated with, your website.

Hosting services pertain to the space at which your website lives. Your website needs a space on a server, somewhere for the website files to live. When someone types in your domain name, it is associated with a record of where the website lives. This tells the browser where to find the site. You must pay a fee for this space as well.

Your domain name and hosting services are two separate things which can generate two separate bills. If you decide to transfer your website to a different hosting service, you must maintain your domain name or risk losing your online identity. Ideally, your web company will handle both tasks generating just one bill.

Transferring A Non GoDaddy Domain

These instructions will explain the process of transferring a domain name from a registrar other than GoDaddy.

1) Verify that the Administrative and Technical Contact e-mail addresses are valid on the domain name at your current registrar. It the e-mail address on the account is not correct the transfer will fail because you will not be able to acknowledge the authorization notice.

2) Change the status of the domain with your current registrar to unlocked, which will allow it to be transferred.

3) Obtain an Authorization Code from your current registrar. An authorization code is available by logging on to your domain account or contacting the registrar. If you contact the registrar, they should provide you with something similar to the following:
Domain Name: yourdomainname.org
Authorization Info: B1D66165432A4FFX

4) Forward the authorization code and the current Technical Contact e-mail address to us.

5) Once we receive the above information, we will initiate the transfer request.

6) An authorization to transfer will be sent by e-mail to the Technical Contact. The request will resemble the following:

Forward the above e-mail to us and we will complete the transfer.

Please note that it is a good idea to forward all e-mails concerning the transfer to us. That way, if there is an issue, we can step in and help.

Once we have confirmed the transfer, the domain will be moved within within 5-7 days.

If you have any questions about the procedure, please feel free to click the contact us button at the top of the page.

Changing Domain Name Servers

1) Go to your domain name registrar company on the Web. Log in to your account by typing your username and password in the appropriate fields. Wait for the page to download completely to see the list of your domain names.

2) Select your new domain name. If you have multiple domain names you will want to make sure you choose the correct name. Choose only the name of the domain that you wish to edit.

3) Go to the domain name’s control panel or configuration page by clicking on the provided link. Choose the link that will allow you to change the domain name’s name servers from the different configuration options.

4) Delete the old name servers from the field and enter the new name servers. Enter the correct name server codes for the primary and secondary fields. If you do not have the new name servers, please use the Contact Us link at the top of this page to request the proper servers.

5) Save the changes you made. Depending on your registrar company, the modifications you made may take from 24 to 48 hours before they can take effect.

Domain Name Scams

Many domain name registrars send out notices, and bills, even though you do not have your domain name registered with them. Worse, they tend to charge more money, and, sometimes they can tie up your domain name to the point where you end up losing it or paying an extraordinary sum of money to get it back.

For most clients, your web site included a domain name and is included and paid for with your annual fee. If you get a domain name renewal notice or bill, please do not renew or pay without checking with contacting us. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

For the record, a domain name should only cost approximately $12. Normally, the companies that send out notices charge significantly more.

Following are examples of domain renewal notices that are not legitimate. We will be posting more as we can.

Domain Registry of America:


Domain-Registry-of-America

No Company Identified:


DomainScam

Domain Registration SEO Service Corporation:


DomainScam2

iDNS Internet Domain Name Services:


IDNS-Scam

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