Our school currently has our website and domain name hosted by another company. We want to move the domain name under our control. I have signed up for a godaddy account for the school and would like to ask our webhost to transfer the domain name to us as we wish to transition our website and e-mails to another system sometime in the future.
The problem is I've never done this before and I need uninterrupted service. I can't find any information about this on the godaddy site. Does a domain transfer to godaddy retain all the DNS records so that website and e-mail traffic will remain uninterrupted?
Update: Sorry if I'm using some of the wrong terminology as I am in unfamiliar territory here. What I know is we do not host or control anything at the moment. There is one company that we paid to get a domain name for us and a website. We also have a separate company that does e-mails. So when I ask the webhost company to transfer our domain name to us using godaddy then I have to edit the DNS records to point to the e-mail and website that our providers tell us to use? We are keeping the email system and website system as it is now but are just moving the domain name to a godaddy account we own.