Recently I get a request to transfer a domain, website, email account and calendar data from GoDaddy to 1and1. The current situation is my client hosts the domain name, website and email accounts on GoDaddy. On 1and1, they host the web applications that associate with the subdomains. On 1and1, the client sets their domain as the external domain.
When you transfer your domain to a different provider, usually only the domain itself is transferred. The following are not transferred.
- Websites (files)
- Email accounts
In order to transfer everything from GoDaddy to 1and1. Please following the steps below.
Backup everything from GoDaddy
- Backup all website files from GoDaddy using Filezilla
- Export all database using phpMyAdmin
- Backup email accounts, email messages and calendar data from GoDaddy
Once we backup everything from GoDaddy then we will remove the external domain on the 1and1.
Beware, before removing the external domain, you must write down all subdomains that associate with the external domain. Because after removing the external domain, all subdomains will automatically remove. However, the files that store under those subdomains are still there.
Transfer the domain away from GoDaddy
Attention! before transferring the domain, you must know the 60 days transfer locks.
Domains are not eligible for transfer to another registrar if they are within 60 days of registration or a previous transfer, or if a customer opted-in to apply a 60-day transfer lock after a Change of Registrant.
Prepare for transfer at GoDaddy
- Check your email address on the domain contact information. Make sure you can access your email address. If you need to change your email address, after the update, you have to wait for 60 days then you can transfer the domain. This 60 days transfer locked is an ICANN policy that you can find from here.
- Unlock your domain
- Remove privacy if you have
- Click on Transfer domain away from GoDaddy
Get the authorization code
Next, you will need to get the authorization code from GoDaddy. This code will send to the email address that registered at domain contact information.
Click on Continue with transfer
You will get the authorization code in your email address. Also, you can copy the code from this screen as well.
Now we prepare the domain from GoDaddy. Next, we will start to transfer to 1and1.
Transfer the domain into 1and1
In my case, my client is an existing customer. They have the 1and1 account already. The following shows what steps I do.
- Login to 1and1
- Click on Domain section
- Click on Transfer Domain to 1&1 IONOS which is located in the right box.
- Then you will see the input box that lets you fill in your domain name and the instruction
- Follow the instruction and click on Move domain button
- Then it will create a new order for you. Just follow the instruction then checkout and finally click on Order Now
- You will receive the order confirmation email
Transferring process between GoDaddy and 1and1
Once you receive the order confirmation email from 1and1, you will get another email from GoDaddy says “Your domain transfer is ready to go”. For GoDaddy email follows the instruction.
- log in to GoDaddy
- navigate to Domains
- under Domains menu choose to transfer
- on the Pending transfers page, click on Transfers Out . You should see your domain with “Waiting for Approval” status.
- Select your domain and click on Accept Transfer
- after that, you will receive another email says “We successfully completed your domain transfer” from GoDaddy
- Next, you will receive the email from 1adn1 to confirm the domain contact data. Once you confirm the contact data then you will receive another email says “Domain Transfer Successfully Completed”
- Finally, you will receive the last email to confirming the email address from 1and1
- Once you confirm the email address, you will wait until the transfer is complete
That’s it. Once the domain transfer is complete and ready to use. You can restore everything from GoDaddy to 1and1. The most important is the 60 days transfer locked. You must read the ICANN policy before preparing the transfer process on GoDaddy.