GoDaddy now requires photo identification to release domains for transfer out if you used their private registration service. If you launch a transfer away from GoDaddy without doing this, they will simply refuse the transfer, even after you have confirmed all the transfer confirmation emails and provided the correct auth code. Many customers transferring from GoDaddy encounter a red message in our transfer section saying that some information is missing or mandatory.
Follow these step-by-step directions to transfer all of your domains from GoDaddy to NameCheap. I’m Boycotting GoDaddy because they are pro-SOPA . [edit: apparently GoDaddy changed their stance according to TechCrunch ]
The process for transferring domain names from your account with us to another registrar partially depends on your new registrar. If you are transferring an expired domain name, see Transferring Expired Domain Names . If you are moving your domain name from one account with us to another, see Moving a Domain Name Out of Your Account .