Answered: How to Unlock a Domain for Transfer, GoDaddy Edition

Overview

These steps show you how to unlock a domain that you have hosted with GoDaddy so it can be transferred to Obsidian Web Hosting.  The list is short and they are easy to follow.

Let’s get started.

Manage Domain

Log into your GoDaddy account and select “My Products”.  The first section you see on that page should be “Domains”.

Click on the “Manage” button for the Domain you want to transfer.

 

Scroll down to the “Additional Settings” section on the details page.  You will see that “Domain lock” is turned on.

Click the “Edit” link to turn it off.  You will see a switch button.  It will be in the on position, showing green to indicate that this option is on.

Toggle it to turn it off.  You will receive a notification message that your request is in progress.  After a couple minutes this will be complete and the switch will be in the off position showing gray to indicate this option is turned off.

Conclusion

You’re all set.  Now you can begin the process of transferring your domain to a new hosting provider.

What other questions do you have about hosting a web site?  Post them in the comments below or message me @natfyi on Facebook and I will be happy to answer them for you.

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