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Q:  What Is an Authorization Code?

A:  An Authorization Code is required for most domain name extensions when transferring domains from one domain registrar to another. Authorization codes help to reduce the risk of hijacking and fraud. In the domain name industry, an authorization code is also called an Auth Code or EPP Key.
Your authorization code will be a combination of letters and numbers.

Note: Authorization codes are case sensitive 

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Q:  How Do I Get My Authorization Code?

A:  Some registrars display the authorization code in your account. Upon request, other registrars email the code to the administrative contact email address for the domain name.

Please contact your current registrar for further assistance.

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QWhat Are Domain Transfer Authorization Emails?

AA Form of Authorization (FOA) email is sent to you from your current registrar. You must respond to this email to authorize the domain transfer. This helps prevent someone from initiating a transfer without your permission and hijacking your domain name.

The email is sent to the administrative email address associated with your domain name. If you are not sure whether you have access to this email address, please contact your current domain provider. If necessary, ask them to update your email address and waive the 60-day Change of Registrant lock.

Although ICANN allows providers to waive the 60-day lock, this is not required. 


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Q:  How Do I Authorize a Domain Transfer?

A:  There are two steps to authorize your domain transfer into our company. Both steps are required by ICANN, the international association that governs the domain industry.
A transfer between registrars takes five to seven days from the time you authorize it, for most domain extensions. Some, such as country-code domain names, may take longer to process or require additional steps.

Step 1: Request Authorization Code: 

An Authorization Code (Auth code or EPP Key) is like a password; it helps prevent unauthorized transfers of your domain. Most domain name providers allow you to request the authorization code via their online control panel. If you cannot find this feature, then contact your current provider’s customer service team.

Step 2: Approve the Transfer

After providing the authorization code, you will receive an email from your current registrar to approve the transfer. This is an extra security measure to prevent fraud.

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Q:  Where Should I Enter My Authorization Code?

A:  You should enter your authorization code on the Transfer In page. Follow these steps to enter your authorization code:

1. Log in to the Account Manager.
2. At the bottom of the account manager home page, click "Go" next to one of the transfers to go to the transfer status page. The Transfer In page opens.
3. On the Transfer In page, click the + plus sign next to a domain that is in a status of Invalid Auth Code or Pending Auth Code.
4. In the field, enter the code.
5. Click the Submit button.


You have entered your authorization code.

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