My domain recently expired on 12/05/2021 and I wanted to transfer it to a new registrar.
So I initiated the transfer.
Unlocked the domain and got the transfer auth key and initiated the transfer at the new registrar after paying the fee.
I then receive an email from GoDaddy saying the following.
Your domain could not be transferred.
xyz.com couldn't be transferred to another registrar for the following reason:
Express written objection to the transfer from the Transfer Contact. (e.g. - email, fax, paper document or other processes by which the Transfer Contact has expressly and voluntarily objected through opt-in means).
I then get in touch with GoDaddy support and ask why the transfer was denied, they told me that the domain had expired and that I had to renew it before I could transfer it, I asked them to show me where it said so and they didn't have any documentation to that effect.
I then stated that based on the ICANN rules stated under the FAQs that under point 11 I can transfer an expired domain.
In any case, I filed a complaint with ICANN regarding this.
However since I received a transfer auth code, does it mean that the transfer will go through?