Four prerequisites for domain name transfers:
- WHOIS Privacy MUST be disabled.
- Domain must be unlocked.
- The contact email for the domain owner + technical contact needs to be set to something you regularly check.
- You need to obtain the authorization code.
It is crucial that you complete all four steps - if you don’t, your transfer will get hung up somewhere. If you haven’t gotten any emails offering you a link to confirm the transfer you’re trying to initiate, there’s a hangup - most likely because you didn’t complete one of the above steps. Ensure that you do, and resubmit the transfer. You can ignore the “Next Resubmission Date” … just start the transfer over yourself.