Remember the time I had trouble transferring my last domain away from google? It still persists.

The domain is at GoDaddy via Google. To transfer away, I need an Authorization Code. To get that, I log into domain settings, and start the transfer. To get the code, for the other 2 domains, they sent an email with a code as a kind of double check. It worked, done, great.

For this one? The code in the email didn't work. I switched to 2FA. Throws random errors still.


Looking at the request sent, while it is a HTTP 500, the response says:

"message":"Protection plan API UpdatePrivacy returned status 403"}

Now that's something I can work with.

...nope, can't really work with that. I find no information about what "protection plan API" or "UpdatePrivacy" is. Not anything that seems useful or relevant, anyway.


Thanks to helpful people of the Fediverse, I am now in posession of the Authorization Code. Turns out I had to disable WHOIS Privacy.

Now, I do have a few questions:

Why wasn't that a problem in previous domains? Ok, those were .in and .com, this is an .org, but .com & .org should have same reqs.
Why can't the UI tell me that? Instead of just popping an error to phone support?

...and I spoke too soon.

The request to transfer the following domain name(s) to another registrar has been denied. The domain(s) currently has Private Registration:

I canceled that. That's why you let me get the auth code in the first place.

:flan_rage: :flan_cleaver:

Relaunched the process on the Gandi side, obtained another Authorization Code, and this time, it went through. I got the usual mail from Google that I can approve or reject the transfer.


Even nicer, that this time, the link they gave worked, and I could approve the transfer prior to the automatic approval after 6 days. So the domain's now away from Google's clutches. Or should be, in like 15-30 minutes.

This is the final result of the domain transfer request described below.

Result: successfully completed


And now GoDaddy responded to my inquiry about the transfer some 4 days ago, letting me know that the domain is not with them, and I should contact my registrar.


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