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How to transfer domain from hostinger to godaddy

Published 28 August 2023 by Jarvis Silva

Have a domain at Hostinger want to move it to godaddy then this article is for you because in this tutorial we will see how to transfer domain from Hostinger to Godaddy.

Note: If you have recently purchased the domain and it has not been more then 60 days then you cannot transfer your domain and also make sure to transfer your domain before 7 days of its expiry as it takes around 5 to 7 days to complete domain transfer process to Godaddy.

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It is a very easy process there are 2 steps you need to follow first we need to unlock the domain at Hostinger and then initiate the transfer at Godaddy so make sure you follow the both steps carefully inorder to successfully transfer your Hostinger domain to Godaddy so let's start.

1. Unlock domain at Hostinger

  • Login in to your Hostinger account.
  • Go to domains Overview section you will see page like below:
  • Hostinger domain section
  • Now if the transfer lock is turned on then turn it off this will unlock your domain for transfer.
  • Also copy your secret key and keep as we will require it later.

2. Initiate Transfer to Godaddy

  • Now go to this Godaddy domain transfer page.
  • Enter the domain name from Hostinger you want to transfer and hit submit it will open a page like below:
  • Godaddy domain transfer page
  • As you can see it tells you first to unlock the domain which we already did and now we need to enter a authorization code which is the secret key I told you to copy before from Hostinger domains overview page.
  • So enter the secret key and click continue.
  • Then it will ask you if you want to buy domain privacy protection you can click I don't want and continue.
  • Then it will redirect you to the checkout page so make sure you complete this checkout process by paying the required amount.

So after completing the payment process, If you go and check in your domains section of Godaddy you will not see your domain listed which you transferred now as it takes around 5 to 7 days to complete the transfer.

You can check your domain transfer status in Godaddy at this domain transfer page. It will show your domain transfer in progress along with expected transfer completion date, below is an example view of the page.

Godaddy domain transfer status page

As you can see under your domain it will display your previous web hosting register name, Hosting concepts is the name of Hostinger.

So you can check after 5 or 7 days and you should see your domain showing at Godaddy domains section which you can connect to a web hosting and use, If your domain is not showing up after 7 days make sure you contact Godaddy customer support they will help you.

Read: How to connect Godaddy domain to Hostinger.

This was everything you needed to do to transfer your domain purchased from Hostinger to Godaddy, I hope you were able to successfully follow and initiate the transfer of your domain. Thanks for reading, Have a nice day 😊

About the author

I am Jarvis Silva, a tech-savvy individual. I have 5 years of experience in website hosting and development, Now sharing all my knowledge related to web hosting and other various technologies on the internet through Hostwizly.