Friday, April 18, 2008

I am pleased to announce that had officially completed transfering its domain registrar from Yahoo to Godaddy. I had been busy with the transferring last week as due next month. After a year of parking domain with Yahoo, I decided to give a try for GoDaddy. The few factor I considered include cost, realiability, and lastly the promotion they offering. So end up, the winner is GoDaddy. This follow by the Yahoo!'s annual domain renewal price increases from $9.95 to $12.95 per year beggining on March 11, 2008. However, GoDaddy offer $6.99 for the transfer of 1 year. Apparently, I signup for 1 year.

Firstly, I would like to share the transferring process from Yahoo!.

How do I transfer my domain to another provider?
If you'd like to transfer your domain away from Yahoo!, we strongly recommend transferring your domain before you cancel. (Trust us, this will save you headaches in the long run.)

If you're ready to transfer your domain:

Verify that it's at least 60 days after your domain registration date.
In accordance with ICANN rules, you cannot transfer your domain to another provider until 60 days after your domain registration date.

1. Make sure your domain is unlocked.
For your security, locked domains cannot be transferred. If your domain is locked, visit your Domain Control Panel and click the "Edit Domain Locking" link. Learn more.

2. Check your administrative contact email address.
Your new provider will send an email to your domain administrative contact to confirm your domain transfer. If you can't receive the confirmation, you won't be able to complete the transfer! Learn how to update your contact information. Please take note, the administrative email address is very sensitive. If you would like to change the contact email. It advised to wait 24 hours for the info to update all the nameserver else you will get trouble.

3. Get your authorization code.
To find your authorization code, head to your Domain Control Panel, and click the "View Your Authorization Code" link. On the following page, you'll see your unique domain authorization code. Print this code, as you'll need it to give to your new provider. Learn more.

4. Contact your new provider.
When you're ready, contact your new provider to begin the transfer process. Be sure to have your authorization code handy, as your new provider will need it to verify the move.

5. Cancel your plan.
Once your transfer is complete, we'll send you an email confirming the transfer (you can also check this status with your new provider — it should take about three days "In fact, it took 8 days for my case"). When you receive this confirmation from GoDaddy, you may cancel your plan.

Note that Yahoo! does not automatically cancel your service when you transfer your domain.
Note: Some hosting providers cannot manage domain registrations. If you'd still like to use your domain with this kind of provider, you can redirect, or redelegate, your Yahoo! name servers to point to that provider. In this case, do not cancel your plan, as you'll need it to continue managing your domain through Yahoo!; instead you may downgrade to a Yahoo! Domains plan.

Things to look out is copy down whole DNS record at your previous registrar for backup. You will need to reconfigure again the DNS at your new registrar. I found that GoDaddy had a more detail DNS management console. The tool and advice given is much straight forward. In conclusion, I was grateful everything run smoothly, short downtime, only the transfering among the registrar take 8 days annoy me. Good experience.


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