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Change domain name to different company

 6:23 pm on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have 2 domain names, one is with Moniker and the other is with Go Daddy. My question is, are you able to take the one from Go Daddy and transfer it to Moniker? I would like to have them both at the same place. Thanks in advance for any answer.



 6:26 pm on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

yes ..easily done..you should find instructions on both registrar's sites ..at Moniker, look for "how to transfer a domain to Moniker" or something similar..and at Godaddy look for "how to transfer a domain away from Godaddy" or something similar..


 7:01 pm on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply Leosghost, I appreciate it greatly!


 9:28 pm on Jan 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Quick afterthought..if when you look at your domain owner/admin/tech/billing details at Godaddy..you see anything you want to change ( like if you have changed address or company name etc ) don't change it at Godaddy..

If you do you'll automatically "lock" your domain for 60 days to Godaddy..

Wait 'til you have done the transfer to Moniker ( or "whoever" ) to change any "details" ..

Exceptions to that rule are ..if the Contact phone number that is given for "you" is wrong at Godaddy..you can change it there in the "details"..and if the admin email address is wrong ( maybe you changed email addys and notice that the one listed you no longer have access too ..can happen ) ..if wrong you would not be able receive the "transfer authorisation code" ..you can change the email addresses..doing either or both of those things will not "lock" you in for 60 days with Godaddy..

But don't touch the "name" fields..even if they are wrong..wait till you have done the transfer, then change them at the "new registrar", if you need to..

Don't forget to update the nameservers that the domain points ( in the domain control panel at the "new registrar" ) to after you have done the change..

And don't forget to "unlock" the domain at Godaddy before you initiate the transfer..or it will "fail" ( you can reset and retry..but better to make it unlocked before beginning the change over )..hope that helps :)


 3:40 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Leosghost, Ok, now it sounds a bit confusing, but I think I can handle it.

One question that I thought of after I posted was, If I go to Moniker and transfer the name from Go Daddy, do I have to go to Go Daddy, and do anything in there? Would it just automatically transfer to Moniker I guess is the final question.


 4:44 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's not confusing, only if you have never done it before :)

OK ..I don't now the interface that you have at Moniker ..but I do know the interface at Godaddy ..and how it works ..so here is a "walk through"..

1. In "domains manager"..go to your domain name ( for that particular domain ) control panel at Godaddy ..and look at the following.."admin contact" details .."email address"..is it an email address that you have access to ? if so fine ..if not ..change it to one that you do have access to ..Then close the contact details panel group..click OK..

2 ..The domain will probably show status "locked"..click to change it..change it to "unlocked"..click "OK"..

3 Next click "send authorisation" code..it will send a "code" to the email address you saw in part 1..

Stay in the domains manager main panel..and click on the drop down panel at top left..look for "pending transfers"..click to open it ..It will show that you have no pending transfers..keep that page open ( you'll need to click on "refresh" occasionally because Godaddy "times out" quite fast )..keep that page open..If you are using a tabbed browser this is all easy ..just keep checking on that tab and "refreshing" if needs be..

Now go open your email client and go to the inbox for that address..you'll have an email with an authorisation code..

4..Go to your account at Moniker..and look for transfer a domain to us ..Do whatever it says to do..
( it may also send an email to the same address )..if it does ? The email will give you further instructions about what to do during a transfer at the Moniker side..At some point it will ask you to "enter the authorisation code" from the "previous registrar" ( means in this case Godaddy )..this is where you copy and paste the authorisation code that Godaddy sent you ..

Refresh the "pending transfers" page at Godaddy..keep doing so until it shows the domain name as "transfer pending"..when you do see it..click on "accept or decline" ( it is a small link there )..it will pop you a window that has radio buttons "accept" or "decline"

You click accept..followed by OK

Go back to your moniker window / tab..refresh a few times ..( it will show "authorisation pending" or "approval pending" ..or some such, normally within 5 minutes or so ( Godaddy's systems are fast ) the domain will disappear from the "pending" section at Moniker..and at Godaddy..

Then when it is in your account at Moniker ..is the moment to change any owner's / admin's name details or address details if you need to..

HTH :)


 4:49 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

wow, thanks for all this information. And btw, I have never done this before :) You have been a terrific help!

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