Finally Transferred To GoDaddy

April 30, 2008 | By Naman Bagga | Filed in: Blogging, Tech Talk.

This is a delayed post.I forgot to post this as I was preparing for the AIEEE.As I had mentioned in an earlier post titled 1&1 vs GoDaddy,I was fed up of 1and1 and had decided to transfer my domain to GoDaddy.Read the post for the explanation.

Well,the transfer was pretty simple but took a long time because of 1and1’s policies.Transfers from 1and1 always take 5 days to complete.I’ll explain the procedure of a transfer.Once you unlock the domain and give the authorization code to the gaining registrar,the registrar send a request to the domain registry.The domain registry sends a request to the current registrar which is 1and1 in my case.The current registrar has 5 days to reply to the request from the registry.If it does not reply,the domain registry automatically releases the domain to the gaining registrar.This is what 1and1 does.It does not reply to the request from the domain registry.Thus I had to wait for 5 days for the transfer to complete.

Here are some tips if you are transferring a domain form 1&1.First of all you should disable Private Whois and set the registration to ‘Public’.Then unlock the domain so that it can be transferred.Note that 1and1 does not ask for confirmation to transfer if a domain is unlocked.If it is locked,it denies transfer automatically.Wait for 5 days after the request is sent to 1and1.When the transfer is complete,configure it.The next step is vital.You will now need to cancel your 1and1 package.So login to and cancel your package.1and1 has a reputation of charging for empty packages.Make sure the package is canceled properly.That’s it,your transfer is successful.If you have any problems,feel free to contact the support team of your previous and new registrar.

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One comment on “Finally Transferred To GoDaddy

  1. HI Naman what you say about that Ques which have non option correct in aieee actually i was wasted 10 min in that Ques n i’m getting 150 in aieee tell me which branch i’ll get…..

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