WordPress.com Domain transfer error

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  • #549987

    samwelkertv
    Member

    I’m trying to move my domain to godaddy.com. I purchased the hosting and a domain transfer through godaddy. I am currently unable to transfer the domain I purchased through wordpress.com.

    I would love any help!

    Thanks a million.

    if you don’t really get the issue feel free to ask for more info specifically!
    -Sam

    The blog I need help with is samwelkeriscool.wordpress.com.

    #550154

    You might have to talk with staff about that. Was it more than 60 days ago that you purchased the domain here? If not, there is an internet rule that you cannot transfer a domain name to a different registrar till 60 days after it was originally purchased.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#transfer-to-another-registrar

    #550157

    samwelkertv
    Member

    I’m aware of the 60 day rule and I’m actually 8 days past the 60 day mark so there should be o issue there. It’s not even recognizing it. I’m going to contact wordpress if I need to, but they’re not here to support until january 3rd..

    Thanks :)

    #550159

    I’ll tag this thread for staff attention and hopefully they will see it and respond since they are monitoring the forums.

    #550162

    samwelkertv
    Member

    Thanks a ton! :D

    #550163

    You’re welcome.

    #550166

    macmanx
    Staff

    I don’t see any particular reasons as to why a transfer of your domain would fail.

    Just to make sure, are you following this guide?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/domain-management/#transfer-to-another-registrar

    If so, at which point does it fail?

    #550173

    samwelkertv
    Member

    Step 8: It says there should be a thing popping up in the ‘pending transfer’ section, but there isn’t for me. I followed the instructions three times and it still won’t work.

    #550175

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, that’s no good. :(

    I’m going to contact you via email and we’ll see what we can do.

    #550180

    @samwelkertv Note that step 7 says “Once you receive an email saying the transfer will be completed if no action is taken, you can choose to manually approve it.”

    Check to see if the transfer authorization email sent to the domain name’s administrative contact was received and that you followed the instructions in that email. You won’t see any pending transfers in step 8 until step 7 is completed.

    #550181

    samwelkertv
    Member

    I get an email, but it has nothing to do with that. All it says is the authorization code. I promise i followed the instructions, i’m getting some error. I’m calling GoDaddy tomorrow to see if it’s their site doing it.

    #550183

    There should be a separate email from your new registrar. If you didn’t receive that, checking with your new registrar (GoDaddy) is the right thing to do.

    #550186

    samwelkertv
    Member

    Well that just solved. I obviously had to over think the thing and spend a day doing it all wrong. Thanks a billion for the help everyone! :D I really appreciate it!

    #550272

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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