Transferring from Godaddy to Cloudflare: What to expect when you're expecting

I was wondering if anyone has any experience or advice with transferring a domain from Godaddy to Cloudflare? *EDIT: Or knows how long the process can take?

We are planning to transfer our domain (currently not on Cloudflare DNS) from Godaddy to Cloudflare and want to minimize downtime as much as possible.

Hi @verveindustrial,

I would recommend getting the domain using Cloudflare first, and then considering transferring the registration later, if you want. If you use Cloudflare Registrar, the nameservers have to point to Cloudflare and you won’t be able to change this, so it’s worth making sure you are happy with Cloudflare’s service before moving the domain in.

As for minimising downtime when you add the site, this may help:

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Thanks to both of you. I should have clarified: I’m talking about doing a complete registrar transfer, not just changing the nameservers.