transfer Domain godaddy to microsoft 365

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,I am having headache to transfer my domain from GoDaddy to Microsoft. I have 3 days and they said that the technician from Microsoft are still working. Andi it's amazing that they have 3 days for remove my domain from their services. was already added to a different Office 365 tenant which is managed by GoDaddy. To add this domain to this tenant you will need to contact GoDaddy support and have this domain removed from Once done you can come back and resume this step.



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If you contact godaddy (like they are telling you) godaddy will remove the domain and you can almost immediately add it to a Microsoft tenant. I’ve done it multiple times and it take maybe 10-20 minutes on the phone.

Just be aware, when godaddy removes it, it will DELETE the tennant from godaddy, so make sure everything is migrated out of godaddy before making the switch.

As an additional note...everyone PLEASE stop getting Office 365 from godaddy, it only leads to messes in the future :)

Hello @Ben Stegink that what I want, to stop using godaddy office 365, I am in my 14 days waiting that they resolve the issue, I called almost every day and nothing, now they said that the case they are moving to microsoft ( was thursday), so since thursday they are waiting that microsoft resolve the problem, they opened a ticket, what a mess with it :(


@Ben Stegink  Wiser words have never been spoken. I initially signed up for Office 365 on Godaddy and it was a nightmare. I bit the bullet and transferred directly to MS. It's so devious the way you think you're getting Office365 but you don't realize Godaddy is the gatekeeper. Shouldn't be allowed. Wish I knew this two years ago. 


@Matthew_Zebari Can't agree more MS shouldn't resell like they are doing with Godaddy.  I added license for Visio and couldn't assign or manage it since when I logged to the license administrator it took me to Godaddy and no way to use the license.  I had to call Microsoft and go through a labyrinth to get the licenses removed.


@Ben Stegink What do you mean by "make sure everything is migrated out of godaddy before making the switch."  What do you mean by "migrated" and how do I do that?


@alesrs emails in Exchange, files in SharePoint, if you are using Teams and want to retain conversations. The last time I did one of these, as soon as that domain was removed from GoDaddy, everything you had in Microsoft 365 w/ GoDaddy was deleted. You couldn't "move" your domain to Microsoft 365 natively and then slowly move content over...


There are a variety of ways to move everything over and several tools depending on what you want to do. But the process should be


1. Get a new Microsoft 365 environemtn

2. Copy everything from GoDaddy -> New Microsoft 365

3. Move you domain from GoDaddy -> Microsoft 365 (at which point in time all your content you have in GoDaddy is deleted)


Again, maybe they've made it easier since the last time I did it, but the above has been my experience


And everyone else....PLEASE stop buying Microsoft 365 from GoDaddy. They completely ruin it...frankly, I'm shocked Microsoft still allows them to do this...