How to Move Domain from Godaddy to NameCheap

Domain and Hosting : an inseparable pair

To be able to show off your presence in internet world you need 2 basic things :

1.Domain name
2.Hosting Account .

Domain name is the address that we type in browser. For example;,, .

Hosting account is not visible to end user / audience. As long you can see the content of an internet address that mean the hosting provider work well and you’re on business. By default an hosting company will serve those things (domain name and hosting) and client just need to care about the content. In real life, domain name and hosting account might located in different location due to some reasons such as; domain price, hosting price, performance consideration and security.

My brother want me to extend his domain for next 1 year. I agree to help him but with one condition. I can change the registrar. He agree and I start working.

I like to try new thing, including domain move. In last move domain related experiment I move domain from register to godaddy.

Here the posts :

1. move domain from register to godaddy : part1
2. move domain from register to godaddy : part2

In this experiment I want to move a domain from godaddy to namecheap . I already have an account at namecheap and add fund too from my paypal account. You need to create an account at namecheap if you don’t have one by click here.

Unlock Domain and get EPP key at Godaddy

The aim of this task is simple; unclock domain for transfer and get authorization key / EPP key from godaddy as current registrar.

Login to godaddy and click Domain Management link.


Choose domain that you want to transfer out of godaddy.

Click once to get manage domain link. Click the link.


Unlock Domain Transfer

As seen from the picture below, domain in locked status.

Click Manage link.


Uncheck “Lock Domains” and click OK.



Wait for while and refresh current page by hit Refresh icon or F5 key.

You’ll see status of domain change into “unlocked”.


Get EPP key / Authorization Info

Click Send by Email link and hit OK button.

New email should arrive to your inbox and you can see your EPP key.

In email from godaddy EPP key is Authorization Info


Transfer Domain Process on Namecheap Side

Go to namecheap website and enter domain that you want to transfer.

Click Start Transfer Process.


New page should inform you about domain status. Make sure status of Registrar Lock is OK.

If not you can review process at godaddy side.


Click Add to cart and you will see this page.

Total fee is $9.16

Use NameCheap Coupon Code for Discount

I love discount and I think you’ll love too.

At coupon code enter this code ” SWITCH2NC ” and click Apply coupon.


You should see $1 discount after you enter the coupon code.

Note : the coupon code may not work when promotion is over.

Click Express Checkout button to start pay.


Total billed amount will be displayed and click Charge and Process button.


Order Summary

Read the summary and pay attention to “More Info” section.

Transfer confirmation e-mail will be sent soon.


Email confirmation from namecheap

Email confirmation from namecheap will arrive.

Read carefully and click link provided by namecheap .

————– – EPP Code Required For Domain Transfer
Your action is required for transfer of:
Date: 1/2/2011 8:19:55 AM

Dear alamsyah,

Thank you very much for requesting your domain transfer to Namecheap.
In order to proceed with your request, we need the EPP (authorization) code
for your domain. If you don’t have an EPP code, please contact your current
registrar to obtain it.

Here are the details of your order:

Domain Name :
Transferred for : 1 year(s)

Once you have the EPP code, please enter it here:

We will be able to proceed with the transfer only after receiving the EPP code for your domain name. To avoid delay, please update the information as soon as possible.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Namecheap Team

After you click the link you will see this page and this time you must enter EPP Code that you get from godaddy .
Click Submit EPP Code button.


EPP code has been submitted successfully. It will take up to 3 hours for the transfer to be initiated.

Login to namecheap and click on manage transfer link and you should see progress status of domain transfer.


Last Email Transfer from NameCheap

An email will come from namecheap :


DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER – Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer

Attention: [email protected]

eNom, Inc. has received a request from ( on 02 Jan 2011 to become the new registrar of record.

You have received this message because you are listed as the Registered Name Holder or Administrative contact for this domain name in the WHOIS database.

Please read the following important information about transferring your domain name:

* You must agree to enter into a new Registration Agreement with us. You can review the full terms and conditions of the Agreement at
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* Once you have entered into the Agreement, the transfer will take place within five (5) calendar days unless the current registrar of record denies the request.

* Once a transfer takes place, you will not be able to transfer to another registrar for 60 days, apart from a transfer back to the original registrar, in cases where both registrars so agree or where a decision in the dispute resolution process so directs.

If you WISH TO PROCEED with the transfer, you must respond to this message by using the following URL (note if you do not respond by 09 Jan 2011, AMAZONMINISITES.COM will not be transferred to us):
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If you DO NOT WANT the transfer to proceed, then don’t respond to this message.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact [email protected]

Click the link will bring you to this page


Click Submit button.

At this stage you should relax and wait for transfer process conduct by registrar.

Email Listing

During transfer domain process I got several email from godaddy and namecheap.

You must read each email carefully. In case of someone miss an email from both of them I have list the email that you see from picture.

Email from namecheap


Email from godaddy


Howto, guide and tutorial around Hosting and Running WebSite/Blog

You can use any domain for any purpose, for example; if you want to make your cna training course goes online you can buy the domain and set hosting to free service like blogspot.

Domain Name Coupon Code

I’ve around 20+ domain on various registrar, sometime I need coupon for buy new domain or renew domain. Here a few coupon I use :

Godaddy Coupon:
cjc749dom – $7.49 .com
gdbb776 – $7.68 .net renewal
cjc795dom – $7.95 .com renewal Coupon Code:
FREEWHOIS – $1.99 off for whois
GREENMACHINE – $8.75 for new .com / .net or renewal

Namecheap Coupon Code:
SWITCH2NC : $1 off for domain transfer to namecheap