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In this video I'm going to walk you through transferring a domain name from GoDaddy to Wealthy Affiliate SiteDomains.

This has nothing to do with DNS or changing the name servers.

It's for when you've bought a domain name at GoDaddy and you want to transfer the registration of your domain name to take advantage of all that WA has to offer as a domain name registrar.

Thanks for watching.

As always, I'm here to help you.

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CLandi Premium
Marion, very informative. I just spent an hour trying to navigate Go Daddy. I have three domain names that I want to transfer to WA. Their DNS all point to WA, but I have only one that WA can verify. I'm going to seek help from Site Support instead of bothering Kyle.

You answered a lot of my questions years ago. It's good to have your knowledge again.

Chuck
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MarionBlack Premium
Always a pleasure Chuck
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CLandi Premium
Marion, thank you for your comment. I went to site support. They didn't have answers for my situation. I have three domains with Go Daddy. Go Daddy said they are pointing to WA. I need to transfer about five websites to WA from HostGator. I see that I need to get a code from HostGator and give it to WA. Did you ever have to do that?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes I did Chuck, it was a long time ago. You might have to look at their help files to see how it's done there. I can't remember if it was GoDaddy or HostGator, but one of them really drag their feet when it comes to transferring domain names so make sure you give yourself plenty of time.
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JohnJStanley Premium
Thanks Marion, your video was incredibly helpful.
Even though I was transferring from Domains from Siteground (rather than GoDaddy) to, I was able transfer successfully. I wonder if things have changed from Wealthy Affiliate?
At the 4'00" you talked about once paid, you get an email from WA for the Standard Form of Authorisation. Clicking on URL and checking approve and submit
QUESTION: I never got any email from WA, all I could see was to accepting the WA Terms and Conditions at the point of payment (https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/legal/domain-terms). I accepted these terms and conditions and the Transfer was in progress and completed "Transfer Successful" the next day.
So has that process from WA changed? OR is there something I has better do?
Thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
It sounds like the process has changed a tad, John. I haven't transferred a domain name for ages because they're all here now.
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Spaced Premium
Hi Marion,

Even after disabling the domain lock option, Godaddy keeps telling me the transfer-out option is disabled.
Same goes for other options, like requesting an authorization code, transferring the domain to another Godaddy account or deleting the domain.
Any idea on how to sort this out? I am also not allowed to disable the auto-renewal option, but in this case I am asked to contact their customer service team.

Very many thanks in advance for your kind help,
Andrea
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MarionBlack Premium
If the domain name is less than 60 days old then you can't transfer the registration. You should be able to point the DNS (domain name servers) to WA at any time. Contact GoDaddy support as they are the only ones who can tell you what's going on.
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Spaced Premium
Thanks for your prompt reply, Marion.
The domain is 2 years old actually, and the dns were pointed to WA long ago.
That being said, I think that GoDaddy are the only ones who can shed light on this.
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you remove the privacy? If privacy is enabled then they can't confirm your email address so they can't send you an email to initiate the transfer.
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Spaced Premium
@MarionBlack Are you talking about the domain privacy? If that is what you mean, no, I have not removed it.
I have just checked how to do that and they say I have to call a number...
I have also posted on GD forum for further help.
I will keep you all posted, in the hopes that I can be of help to other members being in the same situation.
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Spaced Premium
@MarionBlack All sorted now. The problem was I had not completed my setup process. I thought the two-factor authentication was optional, so I had left it blank. It turned out that it was mandatory in order to transfer a domain out.
Now, I have to wait for 72 hours before being allowed to.

Again, thank you very much for your time and replies.
Andrea
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bill808 Premium
GoDaddy makes it as difficult as possible to leave their hosting. You will probably have to directly work with there tech support which in my opinion is awful. Good Luck. My experience with Godaddy was years ago when I was first starting. My website was fairly new and not yet drawing traffic so I just abandoned it and started over with a new URL. All other websites I have worked with make it relatively easy. The internet is full of horror stories about trying to leave Godaddy. Good luck. Patience and determination should prevail.
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Spaced Premium
Absolutely true. I had not provided any further updates, but the reality is I had to wait for 18 more days (3 days anyone? lol) before finally being able to move my domain to WealthyAffiliate.
I am a friendly guy but the amount of hitches and excuses I had to hear was beyond my patience.
I did fancy abandoning it all, but the thing is my domain name is very catchy and just could not afford to lose it.
So I put on a bitter smile and waited.
I am not one to forget anyway, so once the transfer out was finally complete, I immediately deleted my Godaddy account.
Total transfer time: 22 days.
Enough is enough.
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LeahHaar Premium
Hi Marion, I have been trying to do this and just came across your video, when i go into domains, it shows a different page to what is on your video? Im not sure if I have it right but I cant get to the list and tick the magic box at this stage any advise would be appreciated Ta
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DianneBee Premium
Thanks Marion! I hadn't done this for a while and your video walked me through this today!
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad it helped you :)
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hello marion
i purchased a domain in godaddy and i followed your steps to remove it but i find this Transfer domain away from GoDaddy (disabled) writting on the settings can you please help me?
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MarionBlack Premium
A new domain name cannot be transferred to any other domain name registrar for 60 days. You don't need to transfer the domain name to have your website hosted at WA, all you need to do is change the nameservers. Only premium member of WA can have their own domain name website hosted here.

If you have a website at GoDaddy then moving the website to another host is different.
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thank you for your answer,do you know if it's possible to use the website builder on my domain as a free user?
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MarionBlack Premium
The GoDaddy website builder is only available at GoDaddy. Wealthy Affiliate uses WordPress which is the most popular content management system in the world.
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Sheris4U Premium
Thank you for your help!
Can I change Sheriis4U to somehing else?
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MarionBlack Premium
If you mean your Wealthy Affiliate username then you can change it to something else from your Account Settings. Choose carefully because your username can only be changed once.
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Sheris4U Premium
Thank you
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SylviaH1 Premium
Hi Marion,
Thank you for the information and the video.

I just joined Go Daddy in October, so is it okay to change to WA. I believe it was only $15 for the year so it's not a big loss financially. I have canceled lead pages and click magic. Next, I have to cancel gator host and get responder. Once I do all these things my website will no longer be active. From your knowledge will I have done everything I'm supposed to do to transfer this Go Daddy domain to Wealthy Affiliate?

I appreciate your advice and I thank you in advance for any that you have to give. Take care of yourself talk to you soon.
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MarionBlack Premium
This training is about transferring the domain name only, not the website itself. If you have any content on the site then you need to backup and save the files on your computer then upload them to WA for hosting. You don't need to transfer the domain name to have your website hosted here.
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juggler123 Premium
Hi Marion,
Thanks for your tutorial.
I have just successfully transferred a domain from GoDaddy - it worked exactly as you said it would.
The domain was ready to use at WA in about 15 minutes.
5 more to go!
Thanks again
Steve
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MarionBlack Premium
That's great Steve.
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Brandview Premium
What a star you are!...
thanx Marion...
you left nothing out!...

regards
John@Brandview
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MarionBlack Premium
Just as well John. All my domain names are now registered through WA so I can't go through the exercise of transferring them from GoDaddy again.
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Brandview Premium
Cool Marion...
done and dusted... no snags... thanx again...

Rank No 11!!... quite a busy body...

would you be kind enough to give me some critical comments on
www.afrenchbulldog.com

I'm not getting any traffic... from anywhere...

Thanks
John@Brandview
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MarionBlack Premium
John, you don't seem to have a lot of content as yet which could be the main reason you're not getting traffic.

Think about the problems that people may have with French Bulldogs as pets and how you can help solve those problems. When people search the internet it's because they want to find information or solutions to their problems. As 'webmasters' it's up to us to provide that information and solve those problems.
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TopCat66 Premium
I am very new here, but I am still an affiliate at another place where you can actually BUY traffic. To any website or blog. I have gotten many of my signups that way. Now at that website I would not be allowed to post a link and I can imagine it might be considered spamming and I really don't want to go around breaking any rules. So please tell me whether I am allowed to give you a link, or whether you can maybe email me, or what are the rules here?
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad you asked :) There are very strict rules here about sharing links and promoting things either in blogs, comments or private messages. Here's the link to the rules:
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dalwhu Premium
This was extremely useful, thanks Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Darren.
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JS5 Premium
A couple of my domains were just renewed for two years on Go Daddy. Apparently they have an apparent default for two years. If I transfer to WA, will my two years transfer also?
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TDBauer Premium
Only if you change registration services from Go Daddy to Siterubix. You can keep them registered at go daddy but point them towards Siterubix for hosting.
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MarionBlack Premium
When you transfer the registration you'll have to pay for one more year which is tacked on to the registration you've already paid for. If you don't need to have the registration for three years right now then you can change the nameservers and have the sites hosted here.

Before you do that you'll need to backup the existing files and database. If you use FTP then use WP DB Backup plugin to backup the database.
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realpurdy1 Premium
Hi Marion, thank you for this helpful tutorial! I was able to get mine to transfer successfully. :)
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cssunlight Premium
Can the domain name be changed once it is transferred?
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billyghawaii Premium
Yes however you need to purchase a new domain name. You can change it as often as you want but do it now while you don't have all the traffic established.
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cssunlight Premium
thank you this helps :)
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lgobeille Premium
Your info worked great with my 1&1 account. Different interface, but it was actually much easier because they didn't have to email me anything. They just gave me the authorization code! We are still on the "transfer in progress" part though. I hope I've done everything right. Can't wait to drop them!
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MarionBlack Premium
Good for you Laura.
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hey Marion:
The GoDaddy interface has changed a little, but, your video helped me get through the process (I think). Transfer still in progress so just waiting to see if all went well.

Thanks for making this helpful video!

-Charlie
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Update: Transfer just went through. Thanks Marion!
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wilsonjohn Premium
For some reason my page on go daddy looked nothing like that, now I'm lost on both sites
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MarionBlack Premium
I can't go back into GoDaddy now because I've transferred all my domain names. Here's a link to their help page https://au.godaddy.com/help/transfer-domain-to-another-registrar-3560
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PasekaK Premium
Thank you very much, Marion. Everything seems to be going according to plan. Problem resolved.
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MarionBlack Premium
Good to hear Paseka.
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Dpiper Premium
Hi Miriam after watching your video, I feel very confident on transferring my domain name. However this is probably a dumb question but how do I get the rest of my website over to wa?
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MarionBlack Premium
You'll need to do a complete backup of your site then ask Site Support to help you with the move.
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Dpiper Premium
You mean my www.greenmountaincookware.com that is at go daddy? This is another site that i want to bring in to wa
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Dpiper Premium
Thanks my site has been moved.
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Bimby Premium
Hi Marion, thanks for this tutorial. Very helpful. I followed your step by step tutorial but I could not go any further. after entering my authorization code, I got a message that WA does not support the ca domain extension.
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MarionBlack Premium
You can still have your website hosted here and keep the registration wherever you bought it.
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Bimby Premium
Thanks Marion for your help. That training was helpful. I've moved the site over now.
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MElgin Premium
Thank you so much! This article was most helpful!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Margi.
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GaryJr Premium
Hi Marion,
If I want to transfer the domain and change the name servers, does it matter which I do first? The site is hosted at GoDaddy and built in Dreamweaver. The site was built by someone else for a non-profit org. I might be taking it over and I want to work on it here in Wordpress.

There's going to be a lot of changes to the website and I can't decide if I should transfer the domain and start a new site (if that's possible) or transfer the whole site and make the changes.

Thanks for this post and your help,
Gary
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MarionBlack Premium
If the site was built in Dreamweaver then it's HTML. Transferring an HTML site to WordPress is not an easy task.

Changing the nameservers would mean you'd have an empty website as the files are stored on GoDaddy's servers.

The best way forward would be to leave the original site at GoDaddy and copy and paste the pages into a WordPress site.

Only after you have the new site up and running as you would like it to be would I change the nameservers. Then you can use the WA "Move" tool to transfer the site to the domain name.

Finally you could cancel the hosting account at GoDaddy and transfer the domain name to WA.
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GaryJr Premium
Great. This helps a lot.
I forgot to mention that they want to keep the same domain name, which they just paid for in Feb.

I was originally thinking of copying and pasting but I didn't know how to keep the same domain.

So to be clear, I would:
1. Start a siterubix site and copy and paste into it.
2. Change the nameservers.
3. Cancel GoDaddy account.
4. Transfer domain name to WA.

Thanks so much for your help Marion.
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HDeSilvia Premium
Thank you Marion for making the video so easy to follow. :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Always a pleasure.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Marion, once again, you're an absolute gem to WA, thank you for putting this up! If you don't mind, I'd like to ask a few questions:

1) How long would you say it takes for these transfers to happen?

2) If my domain name is purchased on Godaddy, but the domain is hosted on WA, does this affect the process you outlined above or is still the same and will work fine?

3) If I have both my domain name and hosting for that domain name on Godaddy, will I need to first delete the hosting on Godaddy, then transfer the site? Or do I have to just transfer it, cancel the hosting on Godaddy and put it up on WA?

Thank you so much for this!
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Vitaliy,

1) You can speed the process up by responding to the email which GoDaddy says you don't need to respond to. So that means it can take anything from one to five days.

2) It works just fine. The hosting company information (DNS) doesn't get changed when you transfer the domain name. I have my sites hosted elsewhere but the domain names are now registered with WA.

3) The website's files (posts, pages, media) are sitting on GoDaddy's servers. The first step is to do a complete backup and save the files on your computer. Then contact Site Support and ask them to help you move the website. Finally you can transfer the domain name and cancel the hosting account at GoDaddy.

If there's anything else I haven't covered then please ask :)
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VitaliyG Premium
Thank you for this!
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Hofmeister Premium
Good morning Marion. Sorry, I'm still not clear about something. Is it true that I have to wait 60 days from the registration date to transfer my domain?
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MarionBlack Premium
You can change the DNS to point to WA's servers immediately to have your site hosted here. But if you want to transfer the registration of the domain name to WA then you'll need to wait 60 days.
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boogi918 Premium
Nice info thank you
I cancelled my Wealthy Affiliate last year ...and I am just now getting it started again. I guess I lost all my work from the websites I built. I dont know how to get them back. Any help with would be great.
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MarionBlack Premium
Most hosting companies don't keep a backup of websites after the subscription is cancelled. WA is different and they may still have a backup of your website. Please contact Site Support and ask if they still have it.
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DrChristine Premium
I realized I miss spelled my domain name after I completed the transaction. I did have the correct transfer code. What will prevail, the bad spelling or the transfer code?
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MarionBlack Premium
The transfer will probably fail. If that happens you'll most likely get a refund so you can start again.
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dianeburket Premium
Marion---thanks for the clear instructions on moving my domain. Your tutorials are always so easy to understand and follow.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Diane.
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AGaylor Premium
Nothing like serendipity! I happened upon this and need it TODAY!
Thanks Marion!!

Anita
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MarionBlack Premium
Great timing Anita.
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snaaaz Premium
I did the other way as:
1. Changed my GoDaddy's DNS (named Server) to WA server
2. Clicked Website builder on WA and chose "on a Domain I own"
3. typed my Godaddy's Domain
4. Chose a theme and built the website

Is that all we need to do? or anything else I have missed?
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MarionBlack Premium
What you've done is change the DNS (Domain Name Servers) to point to WA hosting. That's not the same thing as transferring a domain name or moving a website.
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JChrisA Premium
Why actually transfer your registration to WA, instead of only pointing from GoDaddy to WA? Easy...you want privacy...it is important...GoDaddy charges almost as much for privacy for a year as they do for the domain re-up itself. We can save some money by going through Site Domains here at WA. :)
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snaaaz Premium
I could not get You Chris, Sorry for not able to grasp what u've said. Can U shed a light. thx
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Tdsmithinc Premium
You have just made me fell confident in transferring my GoDdday site to WA.
one question, I use the sites email from godaddy, will it transfer too or will I need to set up a new one?
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MarionBlack Premium
Transferring a domain name does not transfer your website. Your domain name is the registration of the unique name that your website is called by and used in the address bar of your browser. Your website is all the files that make up what people see when they type in the domain name.

Your email address is set up wherever your hosting is set up. If you choose to move your website's hosting to WA (or anywhere else) you would have to set up your email address(es) wherever your website is hosted.

You can have your domain name registered at one registrar and your website hosted at a different place if that's what you want.

To transfer an existing website (not the domain name) you would have to back it up to your computer and contact Site Support to help you move it.
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MarionBlack Premium
I've written a new tutorial that could be of help to you
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BrigitteB Premium
Many thanks Marion for your tutorial.
Following it my transfer was successful :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Well done Brigitte.
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mcmorgans Premium
WA - this is what it says on my hosting page.
Domain Name 

Hosting





4pamperedpaws.com  Ready Transfer to WA
Settings



Add Subdomain
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mcmorgans Premium
Thank you for sending me this info...I followed the instructions and paid the $13.99 to WA and have not received a confirmation email so I do not know what to do next...please help. Thank you,
Donna
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Erzascarlet Premium
Is Enom what we use to transfer to WA? Just want to make sure
Thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes. WA is a reseller for Enom.
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Erzascarlet Premium
Thank you. I followed directions but I get an error avout something went wrong and cannot verify contact. But my contact info is correct.
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MarionBlack Premium
What are the exact words in the error message?
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Erzascarlet Premium
Oh no, something went wrong with your transfer order and we were not able to set the contact details for domain isuperlikeit.com.
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MarionBlack Premium
Are you trying to change the contact details? You can't transfer a domain name within a certain time frame of changing some of the important details (I think it's 2 weeks). Contact GoDaddy's help support. You don't have much time left before you need to renew the domain name. It expires on December 17.
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Erzascarlet Premium
Thank you Marion, I left everything to last minute and well, I freaked out so I just renewed the domains with GD and will point them to WA instead. I'll be more diligent next year. Thanks for all your help.
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Erzascarlet Premium
Thank you for this training Marion!
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JChrisA Premium
Thanks for this tutorial, Marion...I have domains at GoDaddy and was wanting to transfer them over, at least as they come due again...this will be very helpful! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Me too. Not many to go now :)
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JChrisA Premium
Will be starting on it, today...I don't even want to say how many I have to do...groan! :(
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LanaBond Premium
Thank you so much! It helped a lot.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad I could help Lana.
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Fchristopher Premium
THANK YOU VERY MUCH MARION.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's a pleasure Fon
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Mikeyrodway Premium
Currently I am a premium member and just bought a godaddy domain not realising it does not include hosting. They wanted me to pay $80 for the full year, I laughed.

My question here is I am able to transfer my domain to my wealthy affiliate account as youve shown here. I have a few questions on this:

1) By doing that do I have to have it as a wordpress site or am I still free to use Dreamweaver to upload my fully built site?

2) not saying it will happen but I like to know my options, if i decide to no longer be a premium member on WA and go back to free member, i assume I lose the hosting option with WA. Am i free to go elsewhere for hosting my site if I choose to keep the domain?
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MarionBlack Premium
If it's less than 60 days since you bought the domain name you can't transfer the registration. You can have the website hosted here immediately using your domain name that you have registered at GoDaddy. If it's an empty website you just need to point the domain nameservers to WA.

1) I don't know. You'll have to check with Site Rubix Site Support about using Dreamweaver.

2) You can't actually go back to being a free member once you've become a premium member. Like most other places you only get one free trial. Yes, you can't host a website at WA if you're not a premium member. You'd have 30 days to transfer your website to another hosting provider. I offer a paid service for that :)
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IamKevin Premium
Thank you Marion, this was very helpful.
-Kevin
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MarionBlack Premium
Always happy to help Kevin.
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RoseyTeresi Premium
Thank you! Very informative!
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PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Marion, I just bought a domain from godaddy and your telling me that I will have to pay to transfer that along with my purchase price? Ill be going back and forth with these instructions! i thought it was a good thing I bought it but not so sure now.
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MarionBlack Premium
You can have your website hosted at Wealthy Affiliate without transferring the domain name. Kyle explains it for you Wait until a month before your domain name registration is due for renewal before transferring the registration to WA.
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PaulaLloyd1 Premium
Nevermind I just read further and I think I did it right. I used the link in siterubix. Thanks for the info and I hope I did it right.
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GFong88 Premium
Thanks Marion this is very helpful
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm always happy to help Gary.
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OACyril Premium
Hi, I don't have "Domain Transfer" on my settings page. More wisdom on how to go about it?
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MarionBlack Premium
Domain Transfer is under Site Domains on Site Rubix. Click the blue Site Rubix button on the left and you should see Site Domains. Click on Site Domains and scroll down to find Domain Transfer. Just follow the video.
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HowardJaros Premium
Hi, Marion! I used this tutorial again to transfer another domain to WA. It works great!

FYI - GoDaddy did change some of their screens so they don't exactly match the video anymore. They probably knew you had this great video that makes it easy to take business away from them and they got ticked off! LOL!!

Anyway, no big deal. People just have to be aware and they will find the options you refer to.
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MarionBlack Premium
I watched it myself not long ago so I could remember how I did it.
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
Hi Marion:

Liked this video:)

Do you know if people have to be a paid WA member to transfer to/buy domains from SiteDomains?

Thanks, Charlie
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MarionBlack Premium
Anyone can buy or transfer a domain name here. They don't have to be a premium member. But if they want to have a website hosted here using their domain name then they need to be premium.
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SquidooSlfMstr Premium
OK, thanks Marion. Very helpful vid!
-C
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HowardJaros Premium
This is awesome Marion! I have several domains expiring at Godaddy and they want $70 for one year! Not a chance!!

I know I have needed to do this. I have no plans to leave WA and my websites being hosted here! So I went searching for your post as I thought I had seen it once before and you came up first in my search.

I have five domains to transfer and I will follow your step-by-step process to transfer them. Thank you so much for the assistance! You are a true ambassador for WA!! :)
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MarionBlack Premium
$70 sounds a bit much. What extensions are they? Dot coms are the cheapest. And not all extensions can be transferred to WA. My dot co names are OK but some of the obscure ones like dot club won't make it so check first.
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HowardJaros Premium
They are dot coms. It's okay though. I want them transferred to WA and have two of five done. The whole process took about two hours waiting for the emails to come through and the responses to take effect. They are now transferred and no longer at Godaddy. Your instructions worked perfectly! Thanks again!!
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MarionBlack Premium
YAY!
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bdima77 Premium
Thanks Marion. Great video, and easy to follow
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MarionBlack Premium
Great!
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Bluette Premium
great video, thanks a bunch , Marion, it is very quick process, it looks like.
Milla
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MarionBlack Premium
Not quite as quick as the video :) You have to wait between the emails. It may take a couple of days.
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Bluette Premium
Will the website be still active?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes. Transferring the domain name has no effect on where the nameservers (DNS) are pointed.
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litcandle7 Premium
Thank you Marion for your quick and concise training video!
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MarionBlack Premium
Always glad to help.
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NWTDennis Premium
Another really cool video training from my favorite Techie. I've got some domain names over at NameCheap that I want to transfer over to WA. I suspect the process is pretty much the same ... right?
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MarionBlack Premium
Pretty much. NameCheap should have some help files or videos to show you how they hide the options. GoDaddy's help files were out of date :)
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philaccardo Premium
Hello Marion:
I did not get the code but a message saying: we have sent the authorization code to the administration email: thesummerlawns.com@domainsbyproxy.com
So I do not know where Im stuck now.
What do I do now?
Thanks/Phil
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MarionBlack Premium
You have to cancel the privacy before you can change registrars. It will only be until you've finished transferring the domain name then you'll automatically have privacy again.
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philaccardo Premium
Thanks, Marion. Ciao
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Oma07 Premium
Wow, this is not at all how go daddy told me to do it. I will redo it your way. Thank you for the great information here.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, their information is way out of date.
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Oma07 Premium
And it held up my transfer till june 18th. Ugh. I love your videos, much more simple than the ones others do. I have a question, i never set up my email here so iam doing it now. Question is the domain dropdown does not show my site and wont let me just type it in, any suggestions?
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MarionBlack Premium
If your domain is hosted here it should appear in the drop-down list. You can't set up email for a siterubix subdomain, only for domains which you own and are hosted at WA.
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Oma07 Premium
So I wont be able to get email until go daddy transfers my .com? I did get a authorised code, will that help getting my tranfer done?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, it should. Did they explain why it's held up until June 18?
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Oma07 Premium
No they didn't. I just put in the transfer and this code and it says now transfer pending.
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MarionBlack Premium
You should get an email like this. Then you have to click on the link in the email and go on from there. The email will be sent to your email address on record at GoDaddy.
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Oma07 Premium
Ok, guess I will have to wait. Thank you so much. Have a nice weekend.
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noblebrako Premium
I would like to know how to do the opposite... Transfer from WA to another name server.... Any help?
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noblebrako Premium
Nice! I shall let you know if it pulls through
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Angelxo Premium
If I transfer domain registration from godaddy to WA, do I get the privacy feature?
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes privacy is included BUT if you've only just bought your domain name then you'll have to wait 60 days before you can transfer registration.
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Tuze Premium
Thanks again, Marion. Very clear and concise as always!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks for the compliment.
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judebanks Premium
Good tutorial, Marion, as usual. Many thanks. ~Jude
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MarionBlack Premium
You're always welcome Jude.
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Mike-Writes Premium
Thanks for the great tutorial, Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure Mike.
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MKearns Premium
Great information Marion! Can you create or point me to a process as clear as this for transferring from Name Cheap to WA? I would be indebted.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks. Sorry, I can't help with Namecheap. I've never bought from them. But they should have some help files or videos on their site.
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MarionBlack Premium
@Kyle Thank you for chiming in (◠‿◠✿)
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MKearns Premium
Thank you Kyle. Now to go about this.
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MarionBlack Premium
When you've got it figured out you could make a tutorial to share with the rest of our members.
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MKearns Premium
It should be interesting. the first step is to recognize that Name cheap has 2 factor authentication to get into their site.
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TGrisaft Premium
Definitely a keeper, Thanks for sharing
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll need this as a reminder for myself when the next domain name is coming up for renewal.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks Marion, now I need to figure out how to do this with namecheap as that is where my domains are registered. One question though, do the renewal dates stay the same after the transfer? I just renewed one of my domains so I don't want to have to pay for it again when I transfer. The other ones are up for renewal in the next 3-6 months.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, part of the transfer process is to pay for an extra year (or more). I'm transferring mine around a month before they're due for renewal.

Sorry, I can't help with Namecheap. I've never bought from them. But they should have some help files or videos on their site.

Kyle has just chimed in with some help re Namecheap. Look for his comment above.
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TanjaRita Premium
Thanks Marion. I will wait till the domains are up for renewal before I transfer them. I had a quick look at namecheap after leaving my comment here yesterday and it seems pretty straightforward. Found what I needed right away.
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MarionBlack Premium
That's great. Just give yourself enough time because it takes about a week and you don't want it to expire. Transferring the domain name adds an extra year to the registration.
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TanjaRita Premium
Sounds good. I will keep that in mind.
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MBrownie Premium
Is this a relatively new feature Marion? I tried to do this earlier this year and was told it was not possible at the time. Thanks for a great tutorial.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, it's new and very welcome.
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AchuthanN1 Premium
Thank you for sharing ,Marion. Good material.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you.
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JulietAA Premium
Thanks for this training Marian
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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johnwnewman Premium
Great training Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks John.
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dianeburket Premium
Marion.....I wish I saw this video yesterday! You answered lots of questions. Thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm glad I can help.
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MNorton Premium
Thank you so much Marion!! I'm changing mine tomorrow first thing in the morning!! I'm so excited!
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MarionBlack Premium
Way to go!
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MNorton Premium
Thanks!!
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SuzQ Premium
Thanks Marion. Would other places we originally purchased domain names transfer in a similar way?
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm sure they would all go through a similar process but where to find the various things you need to do would be different. They should have help files or videos.
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MisterWailor Premium
Thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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DarleneB Premium
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw what your tutorial was about. One of my domain names at, GoDaddy, is up for renewal in June. Now I'll know how to transfer it without messing things up. Thank You So Much, Marion. You're the best.
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MarionBlack Premium
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to change over before the renewal is due.
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DarleneB Premium
ok I will, thanks.
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BeingGreat Premium
Do you have any instructions from register.com. I've had my favorite domain name there for 15 years. They are also expensive. Every time I try an transfer they make it so complicated that I give up
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MarionBlack Premium
It seems all registrars make it look harder than it is. I persevered with moving from GoDaddy. I wasn't easy trying to figure it out from their "help" but once I did it I thought I'd better share.

The steps for moving from register dot com should be similar so keep trying.
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dianegailit Premium
Marion, do you know if it would work the same for Host Gator?
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Ursulla Premium
This is the training for transferring from Hostgator:
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dianegailit Premium
Thank you, Ursulla!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Every registrar is different. They all should have help files and/or videos, just some of them make the move seem harder than it is.
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AlexSol Premium
It should be similar.
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dianegailit Premium
Thank you, Alex :-)
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Dmorrow Premium
Thanks Marion. The next time I see this question from a newbie I'll know where to look to help them!
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MarionBlack Premium
Did you bookmark it?
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Dmorrow Premium
No, I've just started pulling up your name first for these kinds of things when someone needs help - you're one of my top "go to" people Marion! Sorry for the late reply - I've been without my computer all week!
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MarionBlack Premium
I feel your pain. I had a hard drive crash recently :(
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Dmorrow Premium
I know, I remember thinking "how horrible" and then just a few days later it happened to me! UGH!
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Twoods Premium
Excellent thank you
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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CasFromCary Premium
Marion, Can you tell me the advantages of moving my domains from other registration companies? I have several domains at other companies which also offer affiliate programs. Their yearly fees and the cost to purchase a domain are a little less than WA. So I am trying to decide if moving them would be the right thing to do. Thanks for all your help.
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prmm122585 Premium
Hello Sir Cas!

The advantage of moving/hosting your websites here at WA:
1. Multiple Domains in 1 place
2. One click login to your website without typing your Username and Password.
3. You can also promote the webhosting company where you registered your domains.
4. All of the work like trainings, editing your content, blogging and etc. you can do all that in 1 Place. That's here in WA.
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Cas,

WA SiteDomains cost structure includes privacy so your name, address, email and phone number are protected.
o You'll get less spam in your inbox
o The price doesn't go up after the first year
o WA has an affiliate program for SiteDomains

Carson explains is better
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CasFromCary Premium
Thanks Marion, I have one domain that I pay $7.00 to host.. My understanding is I can transfer that domain to WA and it will be hosted free.. Saving me $7.00 per mo. Is that correct.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, hosting is included in your premium membership. How awesome is that!
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CasFromCary Premium
Thanks for this info... I am going to start moving all of my domains and the one hosting over.. Thanks again!
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shirian Premium
Thanks Marion for this good training, Although my purchasing WA new domain issue has not been resolved , I sent Email to both Kyle and Carson seemed they are so busy!
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MarionBlack Premium
It always takes longer to get a response at the weekend. Thanks for watching the video.
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shirian Premium
You are welcome. Exactly, Will be sort it out, Thanks again
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