GoDaddy-Hosted Office 365 to Microsoft O365 Migration Guidance

BitTitan does support migration from or to GoDaddy-hosted Office 365 environments. To perform a mailbox-only migration, simply follow the GoDaddy-Hosted Office 365 to Microsoft O365 (Exchange Online) Mailbox Migration Guide (or any guide including Office 365 as an endpoint) and use your regular GoDaddy admin credentials in your MigrationWiz endpoint creation. 

To migrate from GoDaddy OneDrive for Business, SPO classic team sites, Office 365 unified groups, or Microsoft Teams, some additional steps are required at the source. This guide is intended to be used in correlation with the proper migration guide, not as a stand-alone document.

Note: Proposed domain guidance is based on GoDaddy Service as of 10/14/2022.

Migration Steps

Before beginning, there are some steps you may wish to take. More details are provided in your scenario-specific migration guide. 

  1. Get started for free with a BitTitan account https://www.bittitan.com/account/register
  2. Purchase User Migration Bundle licenses for user mailboxes and Office 365 Groups.
  3. Purchase MigrationWiz-Mailbox Licenses for non-user (shared, room and equipment) mailboxes.
  4. Purchase Shared Document Licenses for SharePoint Online Document Libraries for classic SharePoint Online sites and Microsoft 365 Group sites
  5. Purchase MigrationWiz-Collaboration Licenses for Microsoft Teams if those are being migrated.​

Set up admin credentials

Regular GoDaddy credentials will not work in these environments. Use the  admin@NETORGxxx.onmcrosoft.com account the GoDaddy tenant comes with as the service account.

  1. Log in to https://portal.azure.com with your GoDaddy admin credentials to find this account.
  2. Click on the account and choose "reset password."

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If you are migrating anything but Microsoft Teams, skip to the endpoint creation steps below. 

Microsoft Teams migrations only

To migrate Microsoft Teams, you will need to assign a Teams license from a donor user to the .onmicrosoft.com account. The only way to do this is via PowerShell. 

  1. Create a donor user from the GoDaddy portal.
  2. Purchase a GoDaddy Office365 license and assign it to the donor user just created.
  3. Once the donor account is licensed and set up, strip the license from the donor user and apply it to the  admin@NETORGxxx.onmicrosoft.com account discovered above, via PowerShell.

The following cmdlet will strip the license from the donor user. Replace donor@yourdomain.com and admin@NETORGxxxonmicrosoft.com with your credentials as outlined above.

To strip the license from the donor user, run the following commands, replacing the example credentials with your own. 

Import-Module MSOnline
Connect-MsoleService
$donorUser = 'donor@yourdomain.com'
$admin = 'admin@org.onmicrosoft.com'
$donorMsolUser = Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipleName $donorUser
$msolUserAccountSkuID = $donorMsolUser.licenses.AccountSkuId
Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $donorMsolUser.UserPrincipleName -RemoveLicenses
$msolUserAccountSkuId

To assign the license to the migration service account: Set-MsolUserLicense -UserPrincipalName $admin -AddLicenses $msolUserAccountSkuId

Endpoints

For all migration types:

Create the appropriate endpoint for your source in MigrationWiz, as directed in your migration guide. Each endpoint has its own required steps and information, but in place of admin credentials, enter the admin@NETORGxxx.onmicrosoft.com account and password information you just created.

Migration 

GoDaddy support won't release your domain from their tenant until they delete all your user accounts and all the other objects with their data. ​

This means that you must 100% complete your migration with MigrationWiz before asking GoDaddy support to release your domain.

The following must be completed before asking for a domain release. These steps are outlined in your scenario-specific migration guide. 

  1. Pre-stage migration pass in MigrationWiz​
  2. Full (delta) migration pass in MigrationWiz​

Once you have confirmed that all your data has been transferred successfully, and have verified that there are no outstanding errors, begin the domain removal process:

  1. Call GoDaddy support for user account deletion and domain removal. 
  2. This will begin the process of deleting all the information. Be sure your migration has been completed successfully before initiating this process.

Manually delete the domain without deleting user accounts

Instead of having GoDaddy release the domain, you can do this process manually at your own risk. GoDaddy domain changes are not supported by BitTitan Support. 

  1. Run the pre-stage migration pass in MigrationWiz​ as directed in your migration guide.
  2. Remove the domain from GoDaddy with the cmdlets below after removing the domain from all tenant objects​.
  3. Run a full (delta) migration pass in MigrationWiz​ as directed in the migration guide.

Remove Federation with GoDaddy​

Import-Module MSOnline​ Connect-MsolService
$domain = "yourDomain.com" 
Set-MsolDomainauthentication –Authentication Managed –DomainName $domain ​
Get-MsolDomain

Remove your domain from all the Msol objects​

$goDaddyTenantDomain = @((Get-MsolDomain |?{$_.Name -match '.onmicrosoft.com' -and $_.Name -notmatch '.mail.'}).Name)​

$msolUsersWithDomain = @(Get-MsolUser -All | ? {$_.UserPrincipalName -match $domain})​

This is an example of how the UPNs can be renamed for you to build your own PowerShell script:​

  • $msolUsersWithDomain | % {Set-MsolUserPrincipalName -ObjectId $_.objectId -NewUserPrincipalName ($_.UserPrincipalName.Split("@")[0]+ "@" +$goDaddyTenantDomain);}

If this is an Exchange migration, the domain must be deleted from all Exchange Online recipients before you can delete the domain yourself.​

Remove your domain from all the Exchange Online recipients ​

In the Exchange Online PowerShell interface, run the following:

$exoRecipientsWithDomain = @(Get-Recipient -ResultSize Unlimited | where {$_.PrimarySmtpAddress -match "$Domain" -or $_.EmailAddresses -match "$Domain"} | select PrimarySmtpAddress,EmailAddresses,RecipientType,RecipientTypedetails | Sort-Object -Property RecipientType,RecipientTypedetails)​
$EmailAddressToDelete  = ($primarySmtpAddress -split "@")[0]+"@"+$Domain​
$newEmailAddress = ($primarySmtpAddress -split "@")[0]+"@"+$goDaddyTenantDomain​

 

This is an example of how an email address with the domain can be removed from the mailbox and the new email address with GoDaddy tenant domain can be added:​

  • Set-Mailbox $PrimarySmtpAddress -EmailAddresses  @{remove="SMTP:$EmailAddressToDelete"} 
  • Set-Mailbox $PrimarySmtpAddress -EmailAddresses  @{add="SMTP:$newEmailAddress"}  

Remove Domain from GoDaddy

Remove-MsolDomain -DomainName "yourDomain.com" –Force

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