Recently, Godaddy changed there policy and supply less and less promo codes, I shall pay about $15/yr for my .com domain if I have no promo code. On the opposite side, NameCheap, it always require about $10 every year for a dot com domain, additionally, it gives a 20% discount promo code recently.

There are a giant number of posts talking about godaddy Vs. namecheap, e.g. this and this. With some thinking, I decide to use namecheap instead of godaddy.

How to transfer a domain from GoDaddy to NameCheap? A knowledgebase maintained by namespace gives a perfect answer. We just need to follow the answer, step by step. And then pay for the bill.

After paid for the transfer, we shall check our inbox in namecheap(not your mailbox), we will found a new message as follow :

Transfer Domain : EPP Required : argcv.c... Type : Information Sent : Sunday, May 24, 2015 3:54 AM Subject : Transfer Domain : EPP Required : argcv.com Domains : argcv.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Namecheap.com - EPP Code Required For Domain Transfer Your action is required for transfer of: argcv.com Date: 5/24/2015 3:54:32 AM ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Yu, 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 : argcv.com Transferred for : 1 year(s) Once you have the EPP code, please enter it here: https://manage.www.namecheap.com/myaccount/transepp.asp?tid=_your_tid_ 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 https://support.namecheap.com/ Sincerely, Namecheap Team http://www.namecheap.com/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------

We shall click the link and input your epp code mailed from Godaddy.

Several minutes later, another message received by your mailbox as follow :

STANDARDIZED FORM OF AUTHORIZATION DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER - Initial Authorization for Registrar Transfer Attention: Yu Jing Re: Transfer of ARGCV.COM eNom, Inc. has received a request from Yu Jing on 24 May 2015 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 < http://transfer-approval.com/u.asp?id=___SOME_ID___ > * 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 31 May 2015, ARGCV.COM will not be transferred to us): < http://transfer-approval.com/u.asp?id=___SOME_ID___ > YOU MUST CLICK THIS LINK TO CONTINUE THE TRANSFER PROCESS 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 support@namecheap.com.

Click the url and accept the new registration agreement if you need to continue the process.

And then, you may go back to your godaddy's manage dashboard, in domain->transfers, you may find a new request, follow the link and click 'accept'.

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2 Comments

Leniy · May 31, 2015 at 10:30

Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 Windows 7 Windows 7

所以,我几个月前也迁移出来了。狗爹org续费太黑了,20美元

    yu · May 31, 2015 at 11:40

    Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81 Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81 Mac OS X  10.10.3 Mac OS X 10.10.3

    @Leniy 以前一直有各种优惠码,其实一个域名 $8 左右可以管一年,但是现在全是原价.简直坑爹

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