People have varying reasons for transferring their domains from one hosting provider to another. For some, the present state of customer service they receive does not satisfy their expectations. For others, it is a matter of seeking greener pastures and so on. Regardless of a person’s reason to move to another registrar, the process of domain transfer has disappointed a good number of people already. It is true that the process can be fairly easy, but it at times fails, especially when clarity of process lacks.
It is, therefore, advisable for individuals to seek information about the domain transfer process before proceeding. It will go a long way in minimizing frustration and disappointment after one has started the transfer process. When transferring your domain name to use, the process partially depends on your present registrar. Below is a step by step guide on how to transfer your domain from Godaddy to BigRock.
Begin by logging in to Godaddy.com. Provide your customer number and password in the provided fields right at the top of the page and press ‘enter’
On the upper right hand corner of your present page, choose ‘My Account’ and then click ‘My Products.’ On the screen that opens, locate your domain under ‘My Domains.’
Click on your domain name. Doing this presents your domain information in a new window known as ‘Domain details. Proceed by clicking the advanced view appearing on the right inside of your new window (If it has not been selected).
Under domain information, click on the manage link on the left side of the window.
Uncheck the box next to lock domains and then click ok twice. This action is meant for unlocking domain for transfer purposes.
Next to the authorization code, click the send email link; it is located on the left side of the page. Again click OK twice.
Check your email address linked to your Godaddy account to see if there is a message from your hosting provider. If you notice the alphanumeric code appearing next to Authorization Info, then that is code you require to be able to transfer your domain.
8. Now, go to BigRock.com and then click on My Account at the top. Provide your email address and password and then click on Login.
At the top of the page, open the domain’s menu and then select transfer.
You will then be requested to type the domain name that you want to transfer in the field Domain.
Do you remember the code from GoDaddy? Copy and paste it in the field marked Transfer Auth Code. When you are done, click on the green Transfer button.
Confirm that the name appearing in the field marked Owner is correct and then Continue. After domain transfer is successful, you can then enable privacy settings if you so wish.
The next step is entering your payment information. We usually charge $9.99 for all domain transfers. However, you must note that ownership of the domain is usually extended to you for another one year after the present expiration date.
To go back to BigRock after paying, click on Return to Payment Processing or Continue link.
Check your mail for a message from BigRock. Scroll the message down to the Approve Transfer Link title and then click the link below. You should see a message informing you that domain transfer request has been confirmed and that BigRock is in the process of sending your current host about the intent to transfer your domain.
Go back to your email again and by now you should see a message from GoDaddy meant for the confirming the domain transfer request. You can approve immediately if you want transfer to be completed now. If you do not react, transfer will take place in five days.
Go back to My Products window at GoDaddy and then click on the Transfer tab. Click on the domain name that is listed here.
Near the upper left side of the page, click on the Accept/ Decline button.
Click on the accept button and then OK twice. Doing this will complete your domain transfer. It is, however, important for you to know that few days can pass before your domain becomes active on your new BigRock account.