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Migrate From GoDaddy to Office 365

 

GoDaddy is a Trap

 

Using the GoDaddy version of Office 365 is like swimming while being tied off to the shore.

Your business is growing, but your tools are holding you back. Sound familiar? You're not alone. That's why GoDaddy is our most popular migration! Learn how to do it on your own or have our pros do it for you. 

But first, why should you go through the process of migrating? Here's a secret: GoDaddy is a trap. 😮 and you, like many others, may have fallen into it. 

Why? First, watch the video above ☝ The highlights?

GoDaddy is the go-to choice for entrepreneurs and small businesses 1 to 30 employees like yourself. You get your website through them and as you're checking out, up pops an option to get Office 365 as well. We all love a good bundle and a good bundle it is until...

Your business starts growing.. you have 5 people, then 8 and then 12...And as you grow your company everyone has more tech requirements...  Bob says he needs a video conferencing tool to host meetings! 📽

Sarah says she needs a Business Analytics tool...📈

Chris says he needs that Outlook plugin for his CRM...📧

and your newly hired IT person who has been here for 2 weeks says they need to cen-  centrally manage all devices...💻

As the good CEO / COO that you are, you go to Office 365 and try to purchase Microsoft's add-ons  for Intune, for Power BI, you try to download the free CRM Outlook plug in.. and  what happens??

You get redirected to a GoDaddy login page and find out you are blocked from downloading plugins and Office 365 add-ons!

So, let's get unstuck, shall we? Here's everything you need to know to migrate from GoDaddy to Office 365

Step-by-Step Instructions Ebook

Do you have what it takes to do your own GoDaddy to Office 365 migration? With our written step-by-step guide, you definitely do! Click to download 📩

 

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Watch The GoDaddy Migration Webinar

Not a fan of reading the step-by-step instructions from above? No sweat, our very own Bruno Lecoq recorded and narrated an entire GoDaddy to Office 365 migration so that you can someone do it and see exactly what it looks like!

 

GoDaddy Email Migration

 

 

No need to talk to sales!

Seriously, there are only two questions... Do we need to only migrate emails from GoDaddy to Office 365, or do we also need to migrate your SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams? And then how many people are we migrating? That's it!

However, if you would like to talk to someone, then you can use the chat bot in the bottom right hand corner to chat with sales on our website or to schedule a call them

 

What are people saying?

 

Julia interviewed a few of our GoDaddy migration customers and recorded them for you to enjoy! Watch their interviews and read what they had to say about the process below 👇
 

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Listen to Marcelo Oliver, Owner of Body Scientific (10 employees) talk about their experience with migrating from GoDaddy to Office 365.

 

Watch Interview

 

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We interviewed Deborah Lopez, Executive Assistant at Evommune (19 employees), to hear about their experience with BEMO migrating them from GoDaddy to Office 365.

Watch Interview

 

 

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Hear it straight from Chris, Co-Owner of 3 Reasons Consulting (23 employees) talk about his experience with BEMO migrating their data from GoDaddy to Office 365

Watch Interview

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Pre-Migration

 

  • What data gets migrated?

    Just about everything... but it mostly depends on if you're paying us to migrate just the email portion (exchange online) or if you are wanting us to also migration SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Teams.

    Exchange Online: Your emails, contacts, calendar items, folders, Office 365 groups, shared mailboxes, Outlook Profile, email aliases, multiple domains, and distribution lists. Outlook rules don't get migrated

    SharePoint Online & OneDrive for Business: All your folders, hierarchy, group permissions, and files get transferred. The only thing that doesn't get migrated are 1:1 sharing. So if you shared 1 file with John Doe, then that doesn't get transferred

    Microsoft Teams: Each Teams, Public and Private Channels, Conversations, Files, Permissions, and OneNote tabs get migrated. Private chats are also migrated.

     

     

  • Do you need access to my accounts?

    We will need access to 1) the Global Admin account (person who owns the GoDaddy account) and 2) Your DNS (which is probably also GoDaddy, and will remain there)

  • How much does it cost?

    Use the calculator above for a specific quote. But more or less this is how it goes..

    For email migration portion it's $150 per user with a minimum of $1500 (we do this because there's a bare minimum number of hours it takes us to do this regardless of you being 1 person, 5 people, or 15 people)

    To also include SharePoint & OneDrive for Business it's $1000 for up to 1 TB and then $500 for each additional TB (I promise you if you're on GoDaddy you most likely have <1TB)

    To also include Teams it is $150 per # of "Teams" with a minimum of $1000

    Note: Most people that come to us have no data on Sharepoint, OneDrive for Business, or Teams, and they ONLY need a email migration

     

  • What if you lose my data?

    We create a backup before we start any migration so that we can restore if necessary. We have NEVER had to use this, but.. better safe than sorry, right?

Migration

 

  • So how does this work?

    1) You give us access to your GoDaddy account

    2) We create a new stand-alone Microsoft account and copy all of your GoDaddy data in the background (so you can continue to work business as usual)

    3) When all the data is done synching, we pick a time, usually around 5 or 6PM to do the "cut over". This is when we update your DNS so that all new incoming/outgoing mail goes to the Microsoft account and not the GoDaddy Account. During cut over, there is an average "downtime" of 1 hour. If someone were to send you an email during this one hour, it will show up on the other side, so nothing is lost

    4) You will go to office.com, reset your password, and boom, that's it. If any problems come up, we'll work with you 1:1 to solve it

  • How long does it take?

    Microsoft throttles the email transfer rate to 10GB per mailbox per day. So for example, if you have 20 mailboxes and 19 mailboxes are <10GB but the 1 other is 30GB then the whole migration will take 3 days.

    You are not down during this time, it's just how long the tool will take to run in the background.

  • Is there any downtime?

    There is an average down-time of 1 hour for GoDaddy migrations, which happens during the cutover phase around 5-6PM when we make updates to your DNS

    NOTE: During this 'downtime', if someone were to email you, then it will show up on the other side, so no data is lost. You simply can't access the email yet.

  • Can we keep working during the migration?

    Yes, you can work business as usual, we are doing everything in the background. It is only when we do the "cut over" that there is about 1 hour that you can't do work.. which we schedule after business hours anyway.

Post-Migration