Transfer a Domain name

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Is there anyone how could give me a run down on the following? I'd really appreciate it.

I want to take a domain name where a website is up and running, and then create a new GoDaddy account under my business name, and then transfer this domain name from me, to my business.

I am terrible at this stuff. My hosting is with HostGator, I'm hoping to be able to do this somehow without interrupting the website at all.

Thanks for any advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author fin
    I transferred my domain from Namecheap to Moniker last week and the DNS servers automatically changed too so I never had to do anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author davezan
    Originally Posted by LegionNate View Post

    Is there anyone how could give me a run down on the following? I'd really appreciate it.

    I want to take a domain name where a website is up and running, and then create a new GoDaddy account under my business name, and then transfer this domain name from me, to my business.

    I am terrible at this stuff. My hosting is with HostGator, I'm hoping to be able to do this somehow without interrupting the website at all.

    Thanks for any advice.
    If your domain name registration is with Go Daddy, you can easily transfer from
    one account to another within the same registrar without web site downtime.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegionNate
    Davezan,

    Yes, my personal acct. is with Godaddy, and then my business acct. will be as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Thompson
      Originally Posted by LegionNate View Post

      Davezan,

      Yes, my personal acct. is with Godaddy, and then my business acct. will be as well.
      From the sounds of it, you are wanting to keep the hosting where it is but move the domain registration from one Godaddy account to another, in which case you just need to push the domain to your new account from within your existing Godaddy control panel:

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  • Profile picture of the author WebDomain
    when your initiate transfer, simply don't change NS and your site will be work
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  • Profile picture of the author contentwriting360
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    Nate,

    Have you contacted HostGator's Chat Support for this? I believe they can walk you through.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryan.arnfinson
    Hey,

    I've noticed you can get help with this by an expert for $5 on Fiverr.com. This definitely might be the way to go!

    Take care,
    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    First understand the difference between a "transfer" and a "push".

    A TRANSFER means you are moving your domain name from one registrar to a completely different registrar, whether it's to your account or to someone elses'. For example, Godaddy to NameCheap. You can only do a transfer if the domain has been with the current registrar for at least 60 days.

    A PUSH means you are moving your domain name from one account to another within the SAME registrar. This can be done regardless of how new or old it is - the 60-day rule does not apply.

    In either case, you don't need to change your webhost or move files. You only have to make sure you have your domain registration pointing to your webhosting account (see: nameservers or "DNS" settings at your domain registrar).
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  • Profile picture of the author LegionNate
    Thanks everyone, very helpful.

    @Gene - Thanks for that tidbit, looks like I am wanting to "push" and not transfer. GoDaddy to GoDaddy, both are my accounts.
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  • Profile picture of the author kieranlavelle
    There is some way to do this you should contact the hostgator support, their really good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
      Originally Posted by kieranlavelle View Post

      There is some way to do this you should contact the hostgator support, their really good.
      It has absolutely nothing to do with Hostgator. It only has to do with Godaddy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nics
    I just did a transfer for the first time and it was super easy. From Godaddy to Namecheap. Namecheap had pretty clear instructions on how to do it but I also checked with live support because the domain was expiring in 3 days and I didn't know if that would cause an issue.

    A push should be way easier. Don't waste $5 on this as suggested above. The anser will probably be in Godaddy's help section and if not (doubt it) then just check with their support ot live chat. They'll be happy to help.
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