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Does GoDaddy charge fees for transferring a domain?

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by crumblepie, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi,
    SEMrush
    I am in the process of buying a website and I was wondering if GoDaddy charges any fees for transferring a domain from GoDaddy to another hosting company? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
     
    crumblepie, Jan 4, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. jhon27

    jhon27 Peon

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    Godaddy not charge any fee. in fact no company charge to transfer domain... that company may charge you fee for next year on which you are going to transfer.
     
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    save Active Member

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    Yes only the register you are transferring to will charge for the transfer at usually around the same cost of a renewal as you will get another year added to the expiry date. Godaddy allow a free push to another account as do most registers.
     
    save, Jan 4, 2008 IP
  4. crumblepie

    crumblepie Well-Known Member

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    That's good news, thanks to you both! :)
     
    crumblepie, Jan 4, 2008 IP
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    Godaddy doesn't charges any fee for transferring domains, but they do have a 60 day restriction before transferring a domain name if you change the contact name or address in domain whois record.
     
    dman_2007, Jan 4, 2008 IP
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    dnk Well-Known Member

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    The hosting company will charge you for 1 year renewal.
     
    dnk, Jan 4, 2008 IP
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    Godaddy doesn't charge any fee, but they will often make you jump through hoops and wait for ages before they agree to transfer. Expect to get errors when you try to transfer and Godaddy support to say "We're working on it" for months before they finally transfer it. I almost never buy domains that have been registered at Godaddy for this reason.
     
    evilbunny, Jan 5, 2008 IP
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    I just lost a domain last month before of their silly rules of not transferring within 60 days of modifying contact information. I wanted to transfer to namecheap so that I could renew the domain which were expiring in December, since namecheap accepts Paypal while with Godaddy you need to have a certified Paypal or credit card. Those fools forced me to let the domain expire, although I explained well the reason to them and have over 60 domains registered with them. Now that I have been able to transfer some money to them through wire transfer (good as gold), they ask me for 90$ to get the domain out of "redemption". I would prefer to die instead of falling for this scam....
     
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  9. crumblepie

    crumblepie Well-Known Member

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    I think the 60days rule is an ICANN policy, sorry to hear about your domain...... and yes, everything that was said in this thread is true, I just transferred the domain and there were no charges from GoDaddy but I did have to add a year's extension for the domain from the new hosting company (another ICANN policy). You've all been very helpful, thanks everyone!
     
    crumblepie, Jan 5, 2008 IP
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    RoadHog Active Member

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    All of you are saying that there will be no transfer fee, I just attempted to transfer a domain to godaddy. The website said $6.99 + 1 year free. At the checkout counter, it said the total price for the transfer was to be ~$14?!!! Sounds to me like they are charging $7 for the transfer, $7 for the first year of registration,and "giving" you the second year of registration for free.

    Am I missing something?

    RH
     
    RoadHog, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    indianawizard Banned

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    Godaddy doesn't charges any fee for transferring domains
     
    indianawizard, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    No It Doesn't Charge any Fees
     
    Enom-Soft, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    #13
    I recently transferred two domains from GoDaddy to another registrar. GoDaddy does not charge you with anything. You will get an e-mail stating that a domain transfer has been requested. It says that you have to respond within a certain amount of days if you do not want the transfer to proceed. If you don't, the domains will be transferred after that period.
    It works without a problem. Tip: make sure the domain is "unlocked". Also remove any private registration.
     
    ChrisPhp, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    RoadHog Active Member

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    I'm looking to transfer To godaddy, not from
     
    RoadHog, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    Godaddy are cheap thats it, i have few sites with them and they are shocking im moving as soon as i can get the funds up, they dont let you run a few scripts, give you no access to the cgi-bin well the do but what they have done to it no scripts will run well
     
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    I think the OP was talking about domains with Godaddy, not hosting with them.
     
    htmlindex, Jan 12, 2008 IP
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    crumblepie Well-Known Member

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    We were all talking about transferring from GoDaddy, and not to GoDaddy.. whichever company you transfer a domain TO, you will be charged a fee.
     
    crumblepie, Jan 15, 2008 IP
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    thats good
     
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    Card Well-Known Member

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    No,Godaddy does not charge any fees for transferring domain from Godaddy hosting to another hosting company :)
     
    Card, Jun 5, 2011 IP
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    If you transfer in the domain there will be charges , if you transfer out the domain no charges. So basically the reg from which you are transferring won't charge but to which you will transfer will charge.
     
    nirajkrtulsyan, Jul 9, 2018 IP