To transfer domains from Godaddy to Cloudflare because its much cheaper and better service, follow these steps:

NOTE: Godaddy always keeps changing their interface, so things might be not updated, but the idea is the same for domains: unlock, transfer, get code and authorize code.

Goaddy ~

  1. Login to you Goaddy Account
  2. Go to manage domains:
  3. Click to select on the domain you want to transfer
  4. Unock Domain: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page where it says :Domain lock: set it to: Off
  5. Consent to "Locking prevents unauthorized changes, including transfer to another registrar."
  6. GET AUTHORIZATION CODE - Again, scroll all the way to the bottom of the Domain Settings page and look for a link that says:
    Transfer domain away from GoDaddy
    UPDATE: AS OF 12.31.2022, Godaddy changed this step, instead to OBTAIN AUTHORIZATION CODE, go to this LINK:
    How To Get Domain Transfer Authorization Code Registration From Godaddy
  7. Click on the button that says "Continue with Transfer
  8. Your domain is unlocked and ready to transfer. Click on the button that says: Click here to see authorization code
    Save this autorization code, you will need it for the next steps. Additionally, this code will also be sent to your email.
  9. Now, login to your Cloudflare account. if you havent added your domain to your account do so now.

CloudFlare ~

  1. In your Cloudflare account, go to the domain you wish to transfer
  2. Under Domain Registration, Click on Transfer to Cloudflare
  3. Enter the authorization code from step 8
  4. Confirm your domain contact information and save
  5. You will get an email from godaddy and clouflare about your request to transfer.
  6. You can waith the 5-7 days to transfer, but you can do it very quickly by going to your goddaddy domains transfers page:
  7. In the transfers page, click on the transfer out tab
  8. Here you will see all the domain names pending transfer out from gogaddy. Select your domains and click on the button that says: Approve Transfer
  9. This was the final step. You will reveice an email from goaddy that says "Sorry to see you go" blah blah blah -
    Not gonna lie. We hate to see you go. We're sorry to see you’ve transferred your domain names away from GoDaddy. But thanks for choosing us in the first place.
  10. Done.