Changing Accounts With Your Go Daddy Domain
Is this you?
Your daughter’s old soccer team has a catchy domain name registered. Last season you were the go-to guy for the domain name and it’s registered in your Go Daddy account. This year, no soccer…now it’s ballet lessons, but that blasted domain name is still in your account. Can you gracefully pass it on to the next guru?
You sold your domain name. The new registrant says they want to use Go Daddy too. Can you move this domain name to the new registrant and still leave its registration at Go Daddy?
How about this one?
You have two Go Daddy accounts – one for your small business and one for your personal stuff. The business account didn’t exist when you first registered your company’s domain name. Can you move it to the business account where everything else is set up?
And, the ultimate snag…
Your company’s domain name was registered by your IT guy in his Go Daddy account. He’s long gone and the domain name is about to expire. Can you gain control of this domain name and renew it?
Yes, yes, yes, and YES! It’s called a Change of Account. This procedure moves a domain name from one Go Daddy account to another.
First, start the move from your account and indicate where the domain name is headed (either a specific Go Daddy account or an email address) and then, from the new account, accept the move – it’s like a handshake. As the acceptance completes, the domain name is canceled from the first account and activated in the second. Note: If you do not have access to the account where the domain name currently resides (like the case with your IT guy!) , contact us – we may be able to initiate the move for you.
Remember, free products associated with the domain name (like email, hosting, blogs) will not move although you can elect to retain the domain name’s current nameservers. Domain name enhancements (privacy, protection) don’t move either – in fact, they must be canceled before the move. There’s no refund for the canceled services, but the free credits will be available in the new account once the move completes. Give us a call if you have several associated products set up – we can guide you.
There’s a time limit! Once you start the process, the domain name must be accepted into the new account within 10 days or the process times out and you have to start again. If you purchased protection for the domain name, it has to be removed before you can begin the process. We can help you with that – give us a call!
One final caution: If your domain name is a ccTLD (like .co.uk or .ca) there may be restrictions or different procedures to follow. Call us and we’ll walk you through!