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December 29th is Dump GoDaddy Day (betanews.com)
160 points by mgrouchy on Dec 26, 2011 | hide | past | web | favorite | 15 comments

Can anyone point me to a relatively easy walkthrough on transferring my domains away from GoDaddy (to namecheap, I guess)?

Don't skip (as I did) steps 15-19. Otherwise, you'll wait a week before GoDaddy releases the domain to your new registrar. When you manually accept the transfer as described in the blog post, the process should complete in a few hours.

The http://blog.jeffepstein.me/post/14629857835/a-step-by-step-g... link you mention needs extra attention. I just moved my final domain from godaddy to namecheap last night. I didn't have this tutorial at the time, but this is the process I used and it worked flawless. I started the process about midnight...took less than an hour of fiddling around in total...this morning, the transfer is complete and safely in namecheap's hands ;)

The reason I want people to read Jeff's article is because a year ago I did about 35 xfers from godaddy and it was not as easy as it is today. Now, I would almost call the process "painless".

Shameless Plug: Here's a complete tutorial for moving to Hover - https://www.hover.com/help/godaddy-complete-transfer-prepara...

Let me know if we can help with anything.

Make sure you have your DNS entries written down BEFORE you start the transfer.

I didn't. It was a pain to recreate it from memory. GoDaddy deletes it immediately.

Ok, thank you.

Joe Wilcox started his post by saying: "My idiots of the year award almost certainly will go to Netflix and Go Daddy, which tarnished their brands through nothing more than sheer stupidity (there are still five days in the month for your organization to royally screw up and claim the honor)." It seems Ocean Marketing rose to the occasion. http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3395411

Is there a comprehensive solution like godaddy? I've seen people talk about solutions involving stringing together registrar, DNS, SSL certs, hosting, email, etc but I (and I imagine a lot of godaddy customers) would like a single point.

In fact, I'd venture to guess that there would be strong demand for such a solution, even if it used AWS or google apps in the backend and even if it costs more than the sum of the individual pieces

Gandi.net is a good all in one value. Otherwise just distribute to any number of services.

Many hosting companies offer all of these services, even if they handle domain registration through another company. All of the other services are offered together by hundreds of companies.

pairnic.com (registrar) and their sister company pair.com (hosting) are reasonably well integrated.

It's been a few years since there's been a good Internet Death Penalty. Create some plugins or firewall rules or what have you, which people can use and which render all GoDaddy-registered properties unavailable.

I dumped before I heard about this, but I'm glad I didn't wait. It would have been a chance to just not bother.

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