Knowledgebase: Domains
Transferring a domain from GoDaddy
Posted by on 07 March 2013 10:40 PM

In order to transfer your domain from GoDaddy, you must first unlock your domain and obtain the transfer authorization code from within your GoDaddy Account Manager.
You also need to disable private registration on the domain (if enabled).


  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Use the checkboxs to select the domain names you want to modify.
  4. Above your list of domains, click locking.
  5. To unlock the domain, remove the lock domains checkbox.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK again.


  1. Login to your GoDaddy Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain for which you want to disable private registration.
  4. Next to Privacy, click Manage.
  5. Login to DomainsByProxy account.
  6. Check the domain you wish to disable private registration on, and click Canel Selected.
  7. Click OK to confirm.

To transfer your domain to Arvixe, you'll need your authoization code. You can follow these easy steps to get your authorization code.

  1. Login to your GoDaddy Account Manager.
  2. In the My Products section, click Domain Manager.
  3. Click the domain for which you want to retrieve the authorization code.
  4. In the Authorization Code field, click the Send by Email link.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click OK again.


  1. Login to your secure Arvixe billing account -
  2. From the navigation menu click domains.
  3. Click the [+] sign next to the domain you are transferring.
  4. Enter the authorization code from Step 3 and click update.

After you submit your transfer request to Arvixe, we will send you an email to confirm your transfer within 24 hours. If you haven't received the confirmation email, please check your SPAM/JUNK mail folders.

STEP 6. That's it, please wait between 3 - 7 days for the transfer to complete. Our system will automatically notify you when the transfer has completed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call toll-free at 888-927-8493, or by emailing domains [at] arvixe [dot] com.

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Comments (25)
Victoria Spain
13 March 2013 02:56 PM
Hi there, I tried transferring my domain from Godaddy per these instructions, but received an email that it was denied because I haven't had the domain for 60 days. Will I not be able to use my new Arvixe site until then, or ... ?
Michael Carr
14 March 2013 08:52 AM
That is correct, domains can not be transferred until they are 60 days old, however you can still use the domain with our hosting by changing the name servers under your domain. To do that you will login to your account with godaddy and replace the default name servers under the domain with our arvixe name servers which are included within your account details email.
Sarfaraz Mulla
31 May 2013 12:32 PM
I have some mail account on go during this transfer period is it possible to reduce downtime... Means is it possible to get mail to some other mail address like that. Coz it is very hard for us to bare this down time of 3-7 days...
Michael Carr
07 June 2013 08:04 AM
Yes, If you select to not change your domains name servers there will be no loss in your mail routing. Then once the transfer is complete, you can setup your email accounts on your hosting account, and then change the name servers under the domain. You will not loose any email this way, but you may have to check both servers for around 24 hours.
Jonathan Young
06 August 2013 04:49 PM
We have just purchased a domain from a private party. How do we transfer ownership? Is all we need the Authorization Code and confirmation that the account is unlocked? How does the WhoIs record get changed?
Michael Carr
07 August 2013 11:24 AM
An actual domain transfer switches the registrar of the domain. This is not needed to simply change ownership of a domain. You only need to change the contact details listed in the whois records to reflect the new owner. The whois details are edited directly through the registrar where you have purchased the domain. For Arvixe that would be done from within our billing system.
30 November 2013 12:12 PM
I'm thinking all my domain names transfer to here from godaddy but I already paid 1-10 years cost for some of them. And what will happen these payments if I do transfer to here?
Michael Carr
04 December 2013 07:32 PM
A domain transfer will actually extend your domain by an additional year. You will not lose any time that you have already paid for on it.
09 December 2013 08:24 AM
I’ve just opened my first Arvixe hosting account (+ one new domain at Arvixe with free lifetime renewal), but I also want to add three other domains I’ve previously purchased at Godaddy (as I am allowed to have 6 domains associated with the one hosting account – if I understand correctly). In my Godaddy account I replaced the default name servers under those 3 domains with Arvixe name servers. Is that all or I have to make some kind of invitation fro my Arvixe account? Do I receive some kind of confirmation that those transfers were made? Can I now build 4 different sites? Where can I setup my e-mail accounts for all 4 domains?
Michael Carr
18 December 2013 01:28 PM
Yes, it sounds like you have done that correctly. You also need to setup the domains in your control panel to create hosting spaces for them.
20 December 2013 12:59 PM
whats the best way of getting my data from old server to new one?
Michael Carr
23 December 2013 11:47 AM
This can vary greatly depending on the type of server and the level of access that you have to it. If you can contact our support team with more specifics I am sure they will be able to assist.
Wilson Mora Orjuela
15 January 2014 05:20 PM
I received an email from tucows ([email protected]) but not Arvixe, requesting approval of the transfer.

I'm confused ...
Michael Carr
16 January 2014 10:38 AM
registrars send an approval request when transferring the domain. You will need to click the link contained within the email to approve the transfer
28 August 2014 01:50 PM
I signed up for a hosting account and free domain through Arvixe... The domain name I chose was already being held by godaddy but was available. So it's been about two weeks and the domain name still hasn't transferred to Arvixe, since I personally did not purchase the domain name through GoDaddy, I cant make any of the changes mentioned above. What all needs to be done so that the domain name transfers to Arvixe? Thanks!
Michael Carr
19 September 2014 01:59 PM
You can not transfer a domain that you do not own. You will need to select a new domain for your site.
02 November 2014 02:26 AM
so it take 7 days max or maybe will take more than ?
Michael Carr
06 November 2014 10:19 AM
Usually the transfer will have completed within seven days. If it has taken longer than that I would contact the old registrar and ask what is holding up the transfer. some have additional approval processes.
Nabeel Pasha
16 November 2014 11:48 AM
Hi Michael,

i need to transfer my hosting account to arvix. my hosting account on godaddy is expired. can i transfer my all domains on arvix hosting with all my files of websites??

Please update me.

Michael Carr
28 November 2014 11:41 AM
An expired domain can not be transferred. You will have to renew the domains with godaddy before you can begin to migrate them elsewhere.
Dan A
30 December 2014 11:20 AM
My domain is with Godaddy & will expire on 5th Jan. That is in 6 days... Am I too late now to get this transferred to Arvixe?
Michael Carr
02 January 2015 01:15 PM
It is possible to transfer the domain in that time period if you have experience with the process.
Zakwan Shehab
20 June 2015 06:16 AM
I made the transfer before 2 days of domain expire, as i didn't see in any place that there are number of days needed before expired to start the transfer. what will happen now in your thought?
any one can help me please.
Ryan C
06 July 2015 09:58 PM
Hello Zakwan,

The domain transfer *should* go through but I'd recommend double checking with the current registrar to ensure that there are no hold ups on their side.
28 September 2015 07:06 AM
Everytime I try this it gives me an error - it takes me to page (I'm in the UK) - any ideas?
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