The recent launch of the Epik Marketplace has generated a great deal of interest in registering domains with Epik.  Why?  Aside from offering a full-service customer-friendly registrar, domains that are registered at Epik are able to list in the Epik Marketplace and be visible to a fast-growing audience of predominantly end-users.  There have been a number of questions on how to transfer domains into Epik.  GoDaddy is one of the main places from where users are transferring domains.   It turns out that transferring domains from GoDaddy into Epik is really quite easy. Here are the steps for migrating a large number of domains from GoDaddy to Epik:

Step 1: Go to Godaddy website URL (https://godaddy.com/) and it takes you to the GoDaddy home page with the ‘Sign In’ option at the top right corner as shown below.

Step 2: From the “Sign In” menu, click on the ‘Sign in’ button as shown in the below screenshot.

Step 3: User will be navigated to the ‘Sign IN’ page where you need to enter your valid Godaddy login credentials as shown below –

Step 4: Once login successful, click on the ‘My Account’ menu icon as shown in the below screen and then click on the “Domains” link to go to your GoDaddy domains.

Step 5: Now select the Domains you want to Transfer.

Step 6: We have to unlock domains first which you want to transfer and to do this, just click on the “Settings -> select ‘Unlock Domains’ ” option as shown below –

Step 7: Ensure domains are unlocked successfully. Now to download the domains and their Authcodes, Click on the ‘Export’ option.

Step 8: Enter the details like Report name, Export options, Display columns, File Format, File Format, and don’t forget to select the checkbox ‘Include domain authorization code‘.

Step 9: Click on ‘OK’ button after entering all details and the user will be displayed with a confirmation dialog

Step 10: Now Click on the ‘Download Now‘ link to download .CSV file and open it in spreadsheet software like Excel and then delete the unwanted columns keeping only the Domain Name and the auth codes value (which are required for transfer process)

Step 14 - Open CSV delete unwanted columns copy domain names and authcodes

Step 11: Now login to your epik.com account in a new browser tab/window. Click on the “Sign In” option at the top right corner.

User is navigated to Epik SSO login page (Federated Identity) where we need to enter a valid user name and password.

Please note that if you don’t have an “Epik.com” account yet, create an account for free first.

 

Step 12: Once login to Epik, Go to the transfer domains page by visiting https://www.epik.com/transfer

Step 16 - Go to Epik Transfer page

Step 13: Enter the “domain names” and “auth codes” copied from the CSV list file in Step 10 above and click on the ‘Next’ Step button

Step 17 - Enter the domain names and auth codes copied from the csv file

Step 14: Click on the Continue Button

Step 18 - Click Continue

Step 15: Accept the Terms and click ‘Checkout’ and complete the payment with your desired listed payment method on the next page.

Step 19 - Accept the Terms and click Checkout

Step 16: Now to accept the domain transfer,  Go back to your GoDaddy account and click on ‘Domains’ on the top menu and then click on “Transfers” as shown in below screenshot –

Step 17: Click on the ‘Transfers Out’ dropdown button to see the list of domains transferring to another registrar as shown below.

If you have started the transfers at Epik, then the list of domains to be transferred will show up here after a while.

Select all the domains and click on either the “Accept” / “Decline” button to accept or decline the transfer process respectively.

Once you have accepted the transfers at GoDaddy, the transfers should complete in a short while and the domains will show up in your Epik account. You can refresh your Epik account or check after a couple of minutes/hours.

If you face any issues at any point, you can always reach us via chat, email or phone.

Note on Registrar Locking:  Many registrars make it difficult to transfer a domain out of their registrar. Epik will always cooperate with transfer-out requests and in most cases will release a domain within 24 hours rather than the customary 5 day wait period.  We do not and will not arbitrarily registrar-lock your domain unless required to do so by ICANN or UDRP.  If your registrar has a registrar-lock on your domain and your domain is more than 60 days old, please contact us at support@epik.com for assistance with navigating your registrar’s locking policy.

 

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