Changing ownership of your domain name on GoDaddy is pretty simple. I have the process down to a science and almost never encounter any confusion from new owners.
Step 1. Get account details from the new owner / buyer
You will need two pieces of information from the new domain owner to begin a change of ownership.
- Account username or ID#
- Email address associated with the account
Step 2. Access your domain manager From GoDaddy.com
you can access you domain manager by clicking the “My Account” tab (top right) and then click the “Domain Manager” link which will open in a new window.
Step 3. Select the domain you would like to transfer
Click the check-box next to the domain which is ready to change ownership. The buttons at the top of your manager will become highlighted. You can then click the “Account Change” icon.
Step 4. Enter new account information
Type in the customer number and email address provided in Step 1.
Congratulations, you’ve just transfered a domain to it’s new owner
Accepting a Domain Ownership Transfer The process is also quite simple for those accepting a domain transfer.
Within the GoDaddy Domain Manger you will notice green navigation tabs at the top of the page. Move your mouse over the “Domains” tab and select the “Pending Account Changes” link.
Transfering Ownership to a Different Registrar The new owner may request to transfer a domain to a different registrar. They will typically have to pay a transfer fee and initiate the process themselves.
There are two things to remember when transferring to a different registrar.
- The domain will need to be unlocked
- The new owner will need the unique authorization code (also called an EPP or security key)
Any questions? Domain transfers can sometimes be a tricky business, especially when a registrar doesn’t want to cooperate. Fortunately, GoDaddy has one of the best systems for ownership changes.