NameCheap is one of the world’s leading domain providers and also a favorite choice in domain transfer activity among bloggers. In addition to its easy-to-understand features, NameCheap also provides a monthly coupon code so you can get a $1 per domain discount.
There are several reasons why users want to move domains/push domains from Godaddy to Namecheap. Before discussing how to transfer domain from Godaddy to Namecheap, here are some reasons behind Namecheap domain transfers:
Domain Renewal Fee
The logical reason why domain transfers from Godaddy to Namecheap is that renewal prices at GoDaddy are more expensive than at Namecheap.
The price for a .com domain renewal at GoDaddy is $17.99, while a .com domain renewal price at Namecheap is $12.98. The difference in price is 5 dollars or about 27% more expensive.
Status Namecheap as a Domain Reseller
As the name implies Namecheap is believed to be the cheapest domain provider website without waiting for certain events. You can easily find the Namecheap coupon code on the official website to get a discount when purchasing a product for the first time.
Namecheap Free Domain WHOIS Protection
The advantage of Namecheap over Godaddy is that there is WHOIS domain protection provided for free.
The price for using the WHOIS Protection facility at GoDaddy is $9.99 per year. While WHOIS on Namecheap is free forever, as long as the domain is still on Namecheap.
WHOIS is the domain owner’s data; this sensitive information is open to the public.
Data such as the name of the domain owner, home address, phone number, and email contact will be visible to everyone if they are not protected. If using the WHOIS Protection service, the data will be covered.
If you feel uncomfortable with the disclosure of personal data on the internet, especially since this data can be misused or even worse, it is traded and then you should use the WHOIS Protection service.
GoDaddy Has No Customer Support Service through Tickets
Actually this is not too much of a problem, it’s just that if you are used to using various domain services, web hosting, managed WordPress or VPS hosting, you will realize that almost all domain and hosting services provide complaint services or customer assistance via tickets.
But the great thing is, GoDaddy has dedicated telephone customer service for certain countries. But this requires telephone costs, while tickets only use internet facilities.
In addition to the above factors that influence the Namecheap domain transfer decision, here are the advantages of the Godaddy domain:
GoDaddy Advantages over Namecheap: Free Email
This is a different facility from GoDaddy compared to Namecheap, the advantage of buying a domain at GoDaddy then you will get 1 free email hosting with a capacity of 1GB, including 100 free email forwarders.
GoDaddy Strong at Domain Auction
If you have a business buying and selling domains, then Godaddy is the right place so that GoDaddy is strong in the global domain world and has its own value.
Thus the comparison of Godaddy vs. Namecheap domains, here are several domain transfer requirements that you should pay attention in domain transfers:
- Domain is not currently locked
- Domain is not protected (domain Privacy is not enabled)
- Have a domain authentication code (EPP code)
- Your email is registered in WHOIS as one of the administrators for the approval process
- The domain has been active for more than 60 days and the domain is still alive for at least 14 days before the active period expires.
- Changes in domain name owners are final, meaning that when you transfer the domain to another account and have changed the owner of the domain name, you no longer have access rights to the domain unless you contact the new owner
- There are 2 domain transfer options: share access (only limited to manager not owner) and change owner ship (transfer domain ownership) make sure the domain recipient’s account is not a manager, if previously added as manager, delete access and then change domain ownership
- For additional services such as WHOIS Guard / premium DNS all can be activated by the rightful owner as long as it has been paid in advance
- Make sure the account of the recipient of the domain data is valid, complete and valid, if it is indicated a fake account, it is possible that the technical party will delete the account
- For .au, .ca .es, .uk, .fr, .li, .sg, .ch, .eu domains, the Use Current Contacts option needs to be selected, because Registry uniqueness is not possible.
- The user of the destination account has the option to disable additional security features. If the “Automatically accept domain ownership” option is checked, the domain will be moved immediately after the Change Domain Ownership option is used.
Domain Transfer Preparation Steps from Godaddy:
In this section, we will review how to transfer domains from Godaddy to Namecheap step by step.
Log in to your GoDaddy account and look for the “Domain Settings” button which is where you can change settings related to a specific domain.
Turn off the “Lock Domain” option; you may need to confirm this action via the link sent by email.
If using the WHOIS privacy service then you must also remove it from the domain, then find and click the “Transfer Domain from GoDaddy” link which means you sent the Auth-info code.
This will also ask you to confirm via the link sent from the email.
Click “Continue with Transfer” and receive your authorization EPP code. This EPP code can be displayed on the screen and/or sent by email. Copy this EPP code as you will need it in the next section.
Domain Transfer Execution Steps to Namecheap
First, you can search for the coupon code for Namecheap domain transfer via Google. Almost every month Namecheap will always give a discount on each promo, whether it’s registering a new domain or transferring a domain.
Moreover, if the domain transfer is made to coincide with a special moment from Namecheap, you can get a cheap price for a domain.
Please register first or directly login to Namecheap if you already have an account
While on the front page of the Namecheap website (Home), enter your domain in the “Enter the domain name you want to transfer “ section.
Fill in your domain in the box provided, and then click “Start Transfer”.
If you find information “Domain is Transferable” you can directly click “Add to Chart” to continue.
If you have already checked out your groceries at Namecheap, enter the coupon code earlier, then select express checkout to make the payment.
There are several payment options that you can find in the next section after pressing “Express Checkout“, namely pay with funds, pay with credit/debit card and pay with Paypal.
If you have made a payment, you will be taken to the Namecheap page as proof of your payment. You will see information on that page that your domain transfer is waiting for confirmation via email.
Open the email that you registered with Namecheap, then click the domain transfer confirmation link from the email sent by Namecheap.
You will be taken to the Submit EPP Code page on Namecheap. Fill in the EPP code earlier then click “Submit”.
EPP code submitted notification will appear and EPP code has been submitted successfully. You should receive your transfer approval email within the next 24 hours.
Wait for the next email, which contains a confirmation “Domain Transfer Request“. If the registrar has sent the email, click the confirmation link on it and you will be asked for domain transfer approval. Select the option “Approve Transfer”.
Transfer in progress – yourdomain.com is pending release from current registrar. No actions required, please allow up to 5 days for the transfer to complete.
After doing this, you are required to wait a maximum of 5 days after the domain transfer approval form is submitted.
If there is an email from Godaddy stating “Transfer Away request has been received for the domain yourdomain.tld“, click the confirmation link provided and you will be taken to the transfer domain.com page.
In the email you will find the Transfer Key, click the check box “Here to Accept”, approve your transfer and then click “Submit”.
Wait a few minutes, do a refresh in your Namecheap account domain transfer. If there is a notification, it means that your domain has been successfully transferred from Godaddy to Namecheap.