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Transferring a domain name from Godaddy To Wealthy Affiliate involves a lot of steps, but they are pretty simple. There are tons of reasons to have Wealthy Affiliate as your domain registrar. Personally, I made the switch because:

1) It's cheaper long term

2) They don't change the price on you every year like Godaddy does

3) SSL is going to be introduced, and FREE

4) SSL is $50 per domain at Godaddy and $9 per domain at Namecheap

5) The website builder here is 1000x easier to use than CPanel and Godaddy's system

UPDATES:

*After you click "add domain" in Wealthy Affiliate, you need to click "Start Transfer".

*I forgot to mention that if you transfer a domain to Wealthy Affiliate you'll need to register it for one year HERE. This is standard when moving to any registrar.

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Here's what the email looks like, and the page where you agree to start the transfer look like.

Email:

Agreement:

For Namecheap: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/transfer-...

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RiaOss Premium
I followed the steps in the tutorial, but after a few minutes, the status in WA says that its Canceled because the domain is locked at the current registrar or is not yet 60 days old? The domain is unlocked, and it's 60 days old. I already paid for the transfer process. Please help!
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heatherplude Premium
Have you tried SiteRubix support? I have had to contact them a couple times and they have been quick!
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Hi Carl, I moved a domain I owned from GoDaddy to WA the transfer was completed a few days ago. You need to go to GoDaddy and get a transfer code, make sure you have turned off the domain lock at GoDaddy. GoDaddy will walk you through a bunch of steps including offering you a discount etc, continue the steps and transfer. Then it should go well. I had a couple of issues but WA Support is great and they will walk you through it. When I ran into an issue I took a screenshot and sent that to WA Support so they knew what I was looking at. You will need that transfer code first as that is needed at WA before the transfer can start. And you will pay for the hosting here first too. I think mine cost $14
James
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Carl1990xx Premium
Thanks for the response James! Well I want to transfer www . worldofgeeks . de from WA to GoDaddy. Does it mean I have to pay $14 extra when I host it via WA?
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JamesAnders1 Premium
Yes thats right...it maybe more or less. But yes the hosting fee youve paid at GoDaddy doesn't transfer.
But its worth transfering regardless.
If you plan on building a number of sites having access from one dashboard makes life easy.
James
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feigner Premium
you can always point the nameservers here and when your site is up for renewal then transfer it - to transfer a site you get charged a year- this is added to the life of your domain so you don't lose anything, but to not get charged just change the nameservers.
Phil
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CarlJDill Premium
Hey Nathaniel,

We're going to be transferring a domain that was purchased with GoDaddy but is being hosted by Wix. I'm wondering if the process is similar to what you have shown here in your video. I will search here within the community for further info on this. Great lesson!

I do have a question though.
Is there a cost to transfer it here?
Is that what the agreement is about?

Thanks Nathaniel.

Kind regards,

Carl
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JohnV Premium
There is no cost for transfer to WA.
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mjtrusted Premium
Nathaniell, this is the second comment from me as this is making the transfer process so easy. It took me about 15 minutes to have my second domain transferred from GoDaddy.

I will transfer one more this month. Just wanted to tell you how helpful the video you made is.

I am really thankful for it!

<!>*Jan*<!>
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emerald860 Premium
The easiest way is to log a ticket with WA support and have them make the transfer for you. They will require login info for Blue Host but they will take the pain out of the transfer. That's how I did it back in December 2016. Worked like a charm! Good luck! Alanna
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DW66 Premium
Hi, Alanna,
That sounds great, thanks for the advice. And can you tell me where and how to log a ticket for the support team for my request? Thanks.
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DW66 Premium
I have a domain wiht GoDaddy which I just renewed earlier this year for 2 years, but my website host is Blue Host. If I point this domain to WA server for free, can I enjoy the free protection from WA for this domain? And How can I move my website host from Blue Host to WA, so I can save a monthly update fee with them?
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judebanks Premium
You will get all the free protection that goes with the hosting service, such as anti-spam, malware, virus, and hacking intrusion protection. Plus you can enable free SSL through SitePlus. In addition, you will be enable to turn on the new fast speed loading feature.

WA Site Domains provides a price guarantee over the period that you own the domain, but that of course does NOT apply if the domain name is registered elsewhere. ~Jude
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MozMary Premium
oh, I misunderstood your first question - your domain name is registered with godaddy, I thought you meant hosting

So you are hosting with Bluehost right now but since you have a website already with them you'd have to actually move the website if you wanted the WA hosting - that is done either with the plugin WP Clone or you can talk to site support about all this - that would be best, talk to site support!
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mjtrusted Premium
Hello, The video is awesome! I did contact Godaddy and their support did only tell me to contact WA to initiate the transfer process. I did just asked for the transfer code. The representative did not explain how to get it as you did :).. I just have to wait now.

I did only plan to transfer this domain, but when they do like that I will transfer all of the ones I have there instead. As I think this is better in the long run as you pointed out above.

Thanks for the info !!
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VitaliyG Premium
Thanks brother, I'm in the process of transferring out most if not all my domains from Godaddy. Some of them are still hosted with Godaddy, if this is the case and I want to move the hosting, is there an easy process for that? I haven't really seen an easy tutorial on this yet.
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NWTDennis Premium
It's nice to know that you've committed to SiteRubix Nathaniell. Seems like there are still many here at WA who use other hosts for their sites, and I don't think it's because they have been avoiding the domain transfer process.

Your training makes the transfer pretty simple. We will soon have the SSL feature activated and I expect additional upgrades to SiteRubix going into 2017.
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speakwealth Premium
Is there any problem with keeping the same email addresses you have with another registrar when moving to Wealthy Affiliate?

I am not worried about loosing the emails themselves, I have all of them on my computer. I just want to keep the same email addresses when I move the registrar over and create it through Wealthy Affiliate.
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Numerous Premium
Check out this. When you move hosting you have to reset up the emails generally. Technically you can host your email client at one company and your website at another, but that requires editing the DNS records and paying in two places. Unless you have a good reason to, such as wanting to us G Suite for your email, then I suggest keeping things in the same place.
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speakwealth Premium
That is what I want to do, host the email here at WA when I transfer the domain registration. Can I create the same email address or do I have to create a DIFFERENT address?

For instance, the email associated with the site domain I want to move to WA is jim@speakhousaudio.com. I want to keep that address and use it on the new site I am building here in preparation for the transfer. (I am not transferring the site itself, just the domain)

Will the WA platform tell me that the jim@speakhousaudio.com address is not available and force me to use a different one?
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Numerous Premium
Oh yeah. You can totally create the same email. Without getting to technical, basically what happens is the settings attached to your domain tell other servers where to go looking for your website, email, etc. When you move your domain, the new settings will tell servers to come to WA for the email instead of your old server. So anything you did over there won't have any affect on what you do here.

I've transferred a lot of domains in my time, but not to WA. So, everything I mentioned above should happen automatically when you transfer your domain, but you may want to contact site support to confirm.
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nathaniell Premium
Just to add here, yes, you can keep the same email, but every registrar is different. Godaddy an Namecheap make you pay for email, or they offer the option to do one "redirect" email for each domain.

Once you come to WA just make the same email address and all your emails will be delivered properly.
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Numerous Premium
I checked the rules. Product Rants are allowed. :) So let me say to anyone that may come see this trainging, as someone who not only develops his own websites and those for clients, run from GoDaddy like they are the plague. I've had clients get hacked through GoDaddy's servers. The way they setup their hosting makes getting anything done take forever, and it will slow down your site hurting your SEO rankings. And if you're not going to host there, why would you keep your domain there. Keep everything in one place.

Very worthwhile training Nathaniel!!!
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nathaniell Premium
Ya, this training marked my last time working with Godaddy. The last domain I left on there is set to expire next week.
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niazdoc Premium
hello sir , i bought a godaddy domain about 15 days back , i am using it now , its live now with a few posts . I think since it is not covered the 60 days duration . I tried to tranfer to WA , they denied it. is there any option to do t before 60 days ?
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