This is probably a long shot for here, but I've been trying to get this done for two months. Godaddy support is worse than stupid, they've been downright rude. When I eventually asked to get the support manager's email (or have him email me), within two hours, I got a reply from them saying they (godaddy) couldn't help me and they considered the case closed. No manager email either.
ICANN says the new registrar initiates the transfer from the old registrar. The old registrar should issue an authorization code to allow the transfer. This is called an "EPP authorization code". (Technical name).
No one I've contacted in China (Registrar or central registration authority in Beijing) has heard of this, and, they tell me, in China, the current holder/registrar transfers the domain. (I'm going through translators for this so I don't know how much of all this is actually correct).
So, we got the DNS record unlocked, and "released" for a transfer (that required a week and a lot of paperwork here to prove who was requesting it). Then, they issued a transfer password (that's the best translation I can get out of it).
That password doesn't work with Godaddy. Godaddy support doesn't know (or won't tell) if Godaddy has ever done a successful transfer from China before).
We then turned all account information (passwords, godaddy account, etc) over to a Chinese ISP employee (who happens to work for the registrar this domain is using). He tried three times, using all the information, and he insists that the problem is with Godaddy.
So, both sides claim it's not their problem.
Sorry for long story, but, hey, once in a while we all have these things happen.
1) Does anyone know how to do this. 2) Does anyone know how to SAY this in Chinese 3) Does anyone know anyone else who has done this, or who might be able to help me?
I know Joe has a guy in China that's done some of the Virtualmin translations... Would he be able to help?