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How to Obtain a Transfer Authorization (EPP) Code

What Is an EPP Code?

The EPP (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) code, which other registrars may refer to as the Authorization or Auth code, is essentially a unique password for the domain, made up of letters, numbers, and special characters. It's used to prove your ownership of the domain and authorize a domain transfer.

This article describes how to obtain a transfer Authorization Code (Auth Code) for .com, .net, .org, .info, .us, .biz, and .name domain names from the most common registrars (ourselves included).

If you're unsure who your registrar is, perform a lookup on the domain name you wish to transfer. Look at the Registrar Information section. This will list your current domain name registrar. Simply follow the instructions listed below on how to obtain a Transfer Authorization (EPP) Code for that particular registrar to obtain your domain name's authorization code.

Don't see your registrar listed? Check any help or knowledge base available on your current registrar's site. If your registrar doesn't have an article on Authorization Codes or Auth Codes, email your existing registrar's customer support from the domain's administrative contact address and request your Authorization Code or Auth Code for a particular domain name.

If you're told a .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, .US or .NAME domain name does not have an authorization code, then the registrar is mistaken. Be persistent! Registrars are contractually required to provide auth codes upon registrant requests. If you still can't get anywhere with your current registrar, please contact us. We'd be happy to help.

How to Obtain a Transfer Authorization (EPP) Code from Different Registrars

Bluehost

You can retrieve your EPP authorization code for your Bluehost-registered domain from within the Domain Manager.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost Account Manager.
  2. Click the Domains tab from the side navigation to the left.
  3. Click on the Transfer or Move Domain section.
    Transfer or Move Domain section
  4. Click the REQUEST AUTH CODE button to request the authorization (EPP) code.
    request auth code
  5. You'll be taken to a page where you'll need to check that you acknowledge transfer agreements, then click the CONTINUE TRANSFER button.

If you've had a Google Domain before and are looking to transfer your domain to Bluehost, read our article on how to transfer a domain from Google Domains to Bluehost.

Address Creation or Dotster.com

Address Creation was also owned by Dotster.com. You may contact online technical support via chat at https://helpchat.dotster.com/ and request the domain's Authorization Code. For more information, you may also refer here.

AIT Domains

Please fill out the transfer request form and send it via online chat support initiated here. For further assistance, you may refer here.

AW Registry or Tierra.net

Aw Registry is now under Tierra.net. You may contact their support at https://www.tierra.net/support and request a domain's Authorization Code.

BulkRegister.com

Contact them at https://cp.enom.com/help/default.aspx and request a domain's transfer code.

Domain Monger

Create a support ticket by visiting Domainmonger.com under the Manage section and clicking Submit a ticket, requesting your domain's Authorization Code (Auth Code).

EnCirca

EnCirca requires registrants to set the auth code themselves. To set an auth code, simply log in to your account at https://manage30.encirca.com/login and modify the domain by selecting the modify domain. Enter your desired auth code into the Authorization Info box, select continue, and then commit to save your changes. You may also contact them at [email protected].

Enom

  1. Login to eNom account at http://www.enom.com/Login.asp
  2. Choose the menu option DOMAINS, my domains.
  3. Click on the link for a specific domain name that you wish to work with, which brings up the domain control panel.
  4. On the domain control panel, scroll down to UTILITIES and click the » Contact/Whois Information option.
  5. At the bottom of the contact info page, you will see the domain name authorization key.

If you don't have a direct eNom account, contact your reseller to obtain a domain's Authorization Code. If the reseller's name is unknown, go to the eNom help page at https://cp.enom.com/help/ and enter your domain name in the Reseller Information Retrieval Tool. For more information, you may visit https://www.enom.com/reseller/contact-us/.

GoDaddy.com

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Go to Account Manager.
  3. In the My Products section, click Domains.
  4. Click the domain for which you want to retrieve the authorization code.
  5. In the Authorization Code field, click the Send by Email hyperlink.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click OK again. The code will be sent to the email on file with GoDaddy.
  8. For further assistance, you may contact their support.

iPower

  1. Go to https://manage.opensrs.net/ and enter your Domain Name, Username, and Password to your iPower web account.
  2. Go down to Domain Locking and disable locking.
  3. Then click on Domain Extras, and you will be presented with the EPP or authorization code.
  4. You may also log in at https://secure.ipower.com/secure/login.bml.
  5. Support is available at https://www.ipower.com/help.

Joker.com

  1. Log in at http://www.joker.com.
  2. Browse to the service zone for a domain.
  3. Request AUTH-ID.

Melbourne IT

Go to the Password Recovery page and enter your domain name. The EPP Code will be emailed to the admin contact.

Names4Ever

Transfer Auth Code is your Names4Ever.com account password. For more information, you may visit https://cp.names4ever.com/Login.asp.

NamesDirect

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. In the Quick List, click on the domain name you wish to transfer.
  3. Scroll down and click the Request Transfer Authorization Code link at the bottom of the page to obtain the domain's Auth code. It will be emailed directly to the domain's administrative email address.
  4. Since NamesDirect is also under Dotster.com's ownership, you may contact support at https://www1.dotster.com/help.

NameScout or Rebel.com

Namescout is now Rebel.com. Send an email message to [email protected] from the domain owner's email address as it appears in their records (consult Whois). In the request, list your domain names and ask that your authorization codes be sent. For further help, you may reach support at https://support.rebel.com/hc/en-us.

NameSecure

Please contact NameSecure Customer Service with a list of your domain names, requesting they provide your domain authorization codes.

NameZero

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Click on the Domain Name you wish to transfer.
  3. On the Domain Detail page, scroll down to the bottom and click Request Transfer Authorization Code to obtain the domain's Auth code. It will be emailed to the domain's administrative email address on file.
  4. Since Namezero is also under Dotster.com's ownership, you may contact support at https://www1.dotster.com/help.

Network Solutions

  1. Log in to your Network Solutions® Account Manager.
  2. On the left-side menu, click on the Domain Name.
    • If you only have a single domain in your account, continue to step 3.
    • If you have multiple domains on the account, click on the domain you want to transfer.
  3. On the Domain Name page, scroll down and click on the Transfer or Move Domain menu.
  4. Click on the REQUEST AUTH CODE button to request the authorization code of the domain name.

Your Authorization Code will be emailed to the Primary Contact in three days. You will need to note this down as you will need to provide this to the new registrar.

Register.com

  1. Log in to your Register.com® Account Manager.
  2. On the left menu, click on the Domain Name.
    • If you only have one domain in your account, proceed to step 3.
    • If you have multiple domains on the account, select the domain you want to transfer.
  3. On the Domain Name page, scroll down and click on the Transfer or Move Domain menu.
  4. Click on the REQUEST AUTH CODE button to request the authorization code of the domain name.

Your Authorization Code will be emailed to the Primary Contact in three days. You will need to note this down as you will need to provide this to the new registrar.

Stargate

Login to your account at https://stargateinc.com/. Click on the link Get AuthInfo Code.

Tucows

Please contact Tucows Domain with a list of your domain names and request them to provide your domain authorization codes.

Verio

  1. Access your Domain dashboard.
  2. Click Manage on the domain you wish to transfer.
  3. In Card view, click on the Manage button.
  4. Click on the Gear icon located on the right side of your view list.
  5. Click Transfers from the menu.
  6. Click the Email Auth code button.

For more assistance, you can contact Verio's chat support.

Remember, the EPP Code is both case and character-specific, so if you choose to copy/paste the code, make sure there aren't any additional spaces at the beginning or end.

Summary

Knowing how to obtain a Transfer Authorization (EPP) Code for a domain is crucial in authorizing a domain transfer and proving ownership of the domain. The process of obtaining an Auth Code varies depending on the registrar. Still, most registrars offer a straightforward way to request the code through their domain management portal or by contacting their customer support. If you encounter difficulties obtaining the code from your current registrar, it's important to be persistent and remind them of their contractual obligation to provide Auth Codes upon registrant requests. If all else fails, you can always seek assistance from other registrars or contact us for support.

If you need further assistance, feel free to contact us via Chat or Phone:

  • Chat Support - While on our website, you should see a CHAT bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Click anywhere on the bubble to begin a chat session.
  • Phone Support -
    • US: 888-401-4678
    • International: +1 801-765-9400

You may also refer to our Knowledge Base articles to help answer common questions and guide you through various setup, configuration, and troubleshooting steps.

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