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How do I transfer a domain?

NOTE: A 60-day transfer restriction period applies when you register or transfer a domain name, update the registrant contact's organization, or update the registrant contact's first or last name and an organization is not listed. A 10-day transfer restriction period applies if your domain has changed GoDaddy accounts via the Change of Account Process.
For more information, see ICANN'sPolicy on Transfer of Registrations Between Registrars.

To Transfer Domain Names to Another Registrar

  1. Advise your administrative contact that you are transferring the domain name, and verify that your administrative contact information is valid. If you are transferring a .au domain name to a different registrar, you must verify that the email associated with your registrant contact is accurate. 
  2. If applicable, cancel your Protected Registration or DBP Private Registration.
  3. Unlock your domain name. 
  4. Check with your new registrar to see if you need an authorization code. (Some domain name extensions do not require this code.) 
  5. Initiate the domain name transfer at your new registrar. You might need to consult the other registrar's Help or support for specific instructions.
  6. Authorize the transfer in your account with the new registrar.
  7. The registry notifies us, and then we email you instructions to complete the transfer. If you do not accept or deny the transfer request in your account with us within five days, we automatically complete the transfer. 
  8. The registry notifies your new registrar of the transfer's acceptance or rejection.
  9. We email you confirmation when the transfer completes. A transfer between registrars takes five to seven days to complete after you authorize it.


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