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How to obtain a Transfer Authorization ( EPP ) Code

Obtain the EPP code

The EPP 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 are 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 for that particular registrar to obtain your domain name's authorization code.

BluehostAddress Creation or | AIT Domains | AW Registry or | BulkRegister.comDomain MongerEnCirca | eNom, Inc. | | iPower | | Melbourne IT | Names4Ever | NamesDirect | NameScout | NameSecure | NameZero | Network Solutions® |® | Stargate | Tucows | Verio

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 are 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.



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

Note: Though both account experiences feature a vertical navigation menu on the left-hand side of the screen, Account Manager users will click on the Domain Name tab to access the Domain Manager, while Bluerock account users will see a Domain drop-down. If you are still unsure what interface your account uses, please see Account Manager vs Rock to determine which step to follow.

Account Manager

  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Go to the Domain Name tab from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Make sure you have the correct domain selected, then, scroll down to the Transfer or Move Domain section.
  4. Click on the V icon to expand the Transfer or Move Domain drop-down.
  5. Click the REQUEST AUTH CODE button to request the authorization (EPP) code. 
  6. You will be taken to a page where you will need to check that you acknowledge transfer agreements, then, click the CONTINUE TRANSFER button.


  1. Log in to your Bluehost control panel.
  2. Select Domains from the side navigation menu to the left.
  3. Click the Manage option next to the domain you wish to transfer.
  4. Click on the Security tab.
  5. Scroll down to the Transfer Authorization / EPP Code section.
  6. Choose your preferred email address, and click Send Code.

Address Creation or

Address Creation was also owned by You may contact online technical support via chat at and request for 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

Aw Registry is now under You may contact their support at and request a domain's Authorization Code.

Contact them at and request for a domain's transfer code.

Domain Monger

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


EnCirca requires registrants to set the auth code themselves. To set an auth code, simply login to your account at 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].


  1. Login to eNom account at
  2. Choose 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, 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 do not 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 and enter your domain name in the "Reseller Information Retrieval Tool." For more information, you may visit

  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 e-mail on file with GoDaddy.
  8. For further assistance, you may contact their support at


  1. Go to 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
  5. Support is available at

  1. Log in at
  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.


Transfer Auth Code is your account password. For more information, you may visit


  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's ownership, you may contact support at

NameScout or

Namescout is now 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


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


  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 e-mailed to the domain's administrative email address on file.
  4. Since Namezero is also under's ownership, you may contact support at

Network Solutions

Contact Network Solutions at Request the Authorization Code for a particular domain. They will send an authorization code to the domain's ‘Admin’ contact email address.

Login to your account at Within Account Management, click on a Domain Name to view its details. Its Auth Code is listed on the domain details page. You may also reach them at


Login to your account at Click on the link "Get AuthInfo Code."


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


  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.

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 -
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    • 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.