The Entire Process to Transfer a Domain Name to GoDaddy from Start to Finish (Video)
Why Transfer a Domain?
If you’re anything like me… throughout your entire internet existence, you’ve registered all kinds of domains names. Maybe you were one of those that bought your first domain from InterNIC (that first place you could get a .com, .net or .org). Maybe over recent years you’ve picked up other domains doing .com searches on sites like Hostgator or GoDaddy.
It may be hard to believe, but the list of accredited registrars has exploded over the last decade or so and with new domain extensions coming out almost every month, there’s really no end in site.
As domain and hosting pops up on sale or new features are added to systems that maintain domains, people like us might decide to “jump ship” over to another registrar for serviceability. Or instead, when the domain is about to expire, we know how to move a domain to a new host and probably get an additional free year of domain hosting by simply switching our loyalty to another provider…yes, this happens all the time.
“Hey, I own a domain, but have never had to transfer a domain name!”
Ok, I get it. Could also be you’re someone who just happened to purchase a domain from one of the lesser known registrars and now you’re receiving bills in the mail for some huge amount of money. When you google “domain name costs” you’re discovering how little others are charging to purchase or renew one. Well, Guess What?
Important Tip: NEVER accept offers in the mail for domain name renewals…they’re usually looking to scam you into paying up to 10x more for a service that you can buy on the open market for anywhere from $0.99-$19.99 a year, depending on whether it’s a TLD (top level domain) or not.
There are many other factors that can attribute to the cost.
So here’s your choice…
You can go ahead and pay that $60-$100 bill you just received in the mail to renew your domain and stick with the sloppy service you must have now. Because what I will say is this…if you’re paying that much to keep your domain, you’re getting ripped off!
You can do some more research and decide if moving your domain over to GoDaddy! is the right thing for you…then you can pick on the “It’s Go Time” link above, watch the video below and see just how easy transferring a domain name to GoDaddy can be!
“I Don’t Have a Domain! How do I get my first one?”
If you somehow arrived on this page trying to figure out how to get started with your first domain, I highly recommend you go check out a recent page I put together on building a website (it’s also located in my main menu above). You’ll want to get through the entire page before you even think about purchasing a new domain. Trust me!
Thanks for stoppin’ by! See you in the next post!
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