Domain Registry Hell

Last year I registered a domain name at Yahoo Domains for my condo community site. When it came up for renewal a few days ago I decided to move it to GoDaddy, where I have the rest of my domains registered. Ever since then I’ve had nothing but grief.

I initiated the transfer and paid for the renewal at GoDaddy. I got an email with the authorization code for the transfer by the administrative contact, which I entered at GoDaddy. After that it was awaiting approval from the current registrar (yahoo domains, which goes through Melbourne IT). After several emails to Yahoo’s domain support I cancelled the service at Yahoo, after which the control reverted to Melbourne IT. I entered the authorization code at Melbourne IT and verified that the domain is unlocked, but there’s still nothing I can do to complete the transfer. I think it’s up to Melbourne IT to finally approve the transfer.

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