Complaint / review text:
I had a domain at GoDaddy.com for a year and then started to transfer it to another registrar on its expiration day. GoDaddy.com denied my transfer based on ICANN transfer policy 3 (6) - that I had expressly objected to transferring the domain. What? As it turns out, "Years back, GoDaddy instituted a policy that prevented domains from being transferred to another registrar for 60 days after the WHOIS contact information had been updated."
ICANN, the organizational body that determines international policy for things like this on the internet, actually created a policy that prohibits a registrar from blocking transfers for making WHOIS updates. GoDaddy's response to this was to implement a so-called opt in policy, which means in order to change your WHOIS information, you had to agree to let your domain be locked from transfer for 60 days. I'll be transferring all my domains somewhere else and deleting my account completely as soon as possible.