Migrating from one technology to another is a tedious and risky process. That's why migrating GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 needs the assistance of an expert.
Migrating from one technology to another is a tedious and risky process. You could mess up the switching process and lose essential data. That’s why migrating GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 needs the assistance of an expert.
But before we get to that, why would you even consider GoDaddy to Microsoft 365 migration in the first place?
A GoDaddy hosting for Microsoft 365 comes with several global admin privileges and app restrictions. Many customers see the restrictions as pretty inconveniencing, and you could be on this bandwagon. On the other hand, a Microsoft 365 environment comes with unbeatable control in functionality and licensing aspects.
And this is why most users consider the move inevitable.
Microsoft Office 365 migration is a complex and delicate process that will take you slightly over one hour to complete. For you to understand the process, we will divide the process into three distinct sections. They include;
Without proper preparation, your migration process will most likely fail. It is sometimes prudent to find an expert who can guide you through this process as it involves initiating on both your GoDaddy DNS and on your target Microsoft Office 365 tenant. The process includes:
Step 1- Ensure That You Have All User Credentials
Ensure that you have the names (both first and last) and the users’ passwords. You can organize this data neatly on an Excel spreadsheet, as you will need it later to Enable Source-Side Impersonation (SSI) on GoDaddy.
Step 2- Access Your GoDaddy DNS
You need to ascertain that you can still access your GoDaddy DNS by logging into the platform.
Step 3- Backup Client Settings on GoDaddy DNS
Once you Login to your GoDaddy account, look around for Account Settings on the platform and click. You can then select the domain that you intend to work on and click DNS.
Check at the bottom of the page for the Advanced Feature section and click Export Zone File, which appears under it.
Save the file locally. Doing so provides you with a basic backup that you can use to restore the original DNS in case of an eventuality.
Alternatively, you can establish a backup by following these commands once you Log in on the GoDaddy platform using Admin credentials.
Go to Workspace Email, click Manage All, and click on the Export option. From the drop-down under Export, choose Email, and choose CSV as your preferred File format. Now, click on Export to begin the backup process. Once done, open the CSV file and create a new raw with the Username, Email Address, and Password.
Step 4- Prepare the Target Microsoft Office 365 Tenant
Before you do anything, ensure that you are a global administrator on the Office 365 tenant. You can then proceed as follows:
Now that we are through with the preparation stage, you can implement the migration process through the following steps:
After the migration, you can continue with the following:
Of course, this isn’t very easy, but you can effectively achieve it via the following steps.
Now, you can update your primary email addresses into the new domain. Once you log in to the portal, click Users>> Active Users.
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