When I bought my first domain name, back in the day, GoDaddy was the site that most of the people I know used. Cheap domain names. Easy setup. So it was a no-brainer.
But you’ve all seen GoDaddy’s commercials during the Super Bowl, the scantily-clad women, the obvious objectification of women…and for the past couple years I’ve kept telling myself, “I should really move my domains from GoDaddy to another company.”
Well, last year I bought a domain name with Namecheap, and knew they were who I would want to move to eventually. Namecheap is super easy to use, has very competitive prices and has a much cleaner interface than GoDaddy.
So last week, I moved all 13 of my domain names over from GoDaddy to Namecheap. It was incredibly easy and I had no downtime with any of my sites. I wasn’t sure all of what was involved with it, but it ended up being a very smooth process. Now, I should say that I’ve never used GoDaddy for any of my hosting, and I think that would have been a more involved process.
So, I would highly recommend doing this. And luckily, there are a lot of really helpful step-by-step articles that will walk you through the process. Here are a few links:
- Namecheap offers advice on how to specifically move from GoDaddy here
- Here is some basic information from Namecheap about transferring domains
- Here is another article from Namecheap about how to make the switch without much of a downtime
- Here is another article about migrating off of GoDaddy, with a lot of helpful information
Hope you’ll take the time to move your domains to Namecheap, you won’t regret it.