Transfer from GeoCities to GoDaddy... DOMAIN TRANSFER FAILED ???
Trying to transfer a domain from GeoCities to GoDaddy...
--- GeoCities says: ---
Yahoo!'s partnership with Melbourne IT allows us to provide you
with all the tools you need to maintain your domain yourself from
your Domain Control Panel.
The domain at GeoCities is NOT locked, and I see no way to make inactive ... via the GeoCities Domain Control Panel...
--- but, GoDaddy says: ---
DOMAIN TRANSFER FAILED - Status Not Valid...
the current status of the above domain name(s) is: ACTIVE,
Domain names in this status cannot be transferred.
Please contact your current registrar to resolve this issue.
What's next? I've sent email to domain.tech -at- yahoo-inc.com but yahoo is notoriously a black hole...
System seems configured to be automatically denying the transfers as seen on many other domain registrars. The main purpose is to discourage unauthorized transfers but sometimes it is also used to get a hold on to customers. Try requesting Yahoo/Geocities to allow the transfer from their system.
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OK, maybe it was the 60/61/62 day bug with GoDaddy...
The request finally got processed on day 62...
Now, it should work...
GoDaddy now says:
Domain Transfer Details
A transfer request for this domain has been submitted to your current registrar. We are waiting for approval. This process should be completed in 5-7 business days. You will be notified by email when the approval is received. Please check with your current registrar for more information.