According to the wiki, before one can transfer a private GoDaddy domain (cloaked by “DomainsByProxy”) one must first remove privacy in GoDaddy’s DomainsByProxy control panel, then transfer the domain to DreamHost, where privacy can be re-enabled.
I asked the GoDaddy customer help person if that meant my information would be displayed on the net in the process, and she replied “yes.” I then asked if the only way to maintain my privacy was to stay with GoDaddy forever. She replied that I could ask my new registrar to initiate a “private transfer.”
Is she right? How does one ask DreamHost for such a thing? The main reason I’m considering transferring these domains to Dreamhost is for the free privacy – otherwise it seems like the yearly domain fees are about the same.
Thanks for any replies.