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Go Daddy offers a service called Domain Transfer Validation Service (DTVS).
DTVS is only available for Premier Accounts — those customers with about 500 or more domain names (or a spend of $5,000 per year) in their account.
DTVS prevents a domain name from being transferred to another registrar without the registrant verbally providing a unique pin number that has been specified in their account. As a result, every domain name transfer out of a GoDaddy account protected with DTVS will require a phone call to the registrant from an account executive at GoDaddy.
This additional step before domain name ownership change helps prevent fraud and theft of domain names.
GoDaddy premium listings, auctions, and Afternic listings all bypass the DTVS process and do not require verification to transfer accounts.
(Video Excerpt of Brian Roof, Gregory Silvius and Matt Farst of GoDaddy Premier Services, Full Video)
Speak to an account representative for exact details. Further information on the video link above.
To those customers with less than 500 domain names in their account, GoDaddy offers the Protected Registration service.