Your step-by-step guide to transferring a domain name to GoDaddy.
A couple weeks ago I had to transfer a domain name to GoDaddy as part of sale. The buyer was supposed transfer the domain to his account at GoDaddy from mine at Moniker, but he through up his hands in frustration.
Given that the buyer is an IT manager at a technology company, I decided to take another look at GoDaddy’s transfer-in process. No wonder he was frustrated — the user interface and entire process is much more complicated than it should be. I ended up transferring the domain to my account at GoDaddy and then pushing it to his.
I just sold another domain this week that I need to transfer to someone at GoDaddy. Rather than go through this again and again, I decided to help everyone out and create a short, simple tutorial “10 longer and trickier than necessary steps to transfer a domain name to GoDaddy”.
OK, so I didn’t really call it that. But you get the idea. Hopefully GoDaddy will wise up and hire a user interface expert. Until then, here’s the tutorial.