tl;dr - I desperately need to move my domain rebornonline.com from Cloudflare to GoDaddy, but it has a 60 day block as I only recently moved it to Cloudflare. I need this releasing and an auth code providing urgently, otherwise I’m going to lose access to email (which is tied to my medical prescriptions, for one)
I recently moved all of my domains away from TSOHost to Cloudflare. I’ve been a big supporter of CF for many years, so I of course moved my domains to CF as soon as it was possible.
One of those domains has been used for many years for my Google Suite, in fact, I was an early adopter / beta tester, and as some of you may know, Google has started shutting these accounts this year. In fact - it’s happening right now to this domain.
I decided it would make much more sense to move the email and domain to Microsoft 365, as I can get heavily discounted licenses here due to the Home Use Program (more on HUP later if you’re interested).
I have now set up and paid for an M365 account (yay), and am ready to add the domain in, but it seems that Microsoft insists the domain is managed by GoDaddy. The domain registrar I hate more than any other in the world (in fact, I don’t particularly hate any others, just GoDaddy for cybersquatting my domain and holding me to ransom).
I really DON’T want to do this, but I have no choice.
I also need to do this urgently so that I do not lose access to my domain services (critically, email, this is the email address I’ve used for twenty years, so everything is tied to it, bills, accounts, online prescriptions etc.)
I hope someone can help.
Just to give a little back:
On “Home Use Program” - many companies who have a Microsoft estate, will enable “HUP” for their staff. You may already have this facility and not know. Or, you may need to ask HR and/or IT to enable it (it takes less than 5 minutes).
To check - Google for “Microsoft Home Use Program” and click the link that comes up. Pop in your work email address, and if you can validate the email, then you can get to the discounts.