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Get an Authorization Code to Transfer My Domain to Another Registrar

If you want to transfer your domain to another company, the other company may ask for an authorization code (also known as EPP codes or transfer keys) to verify that you own the domain name.

If you need an authorization code to transfer a domain to GoWebsite instead, see Get an authorization code to transfer my domain to GoWebsite. Many country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs) don't require an authorization code. However, there are a few exceptions where you'll need to call GoWebsite support to get an authorization code. For more information, see Authorization codes to transfer ccTLDs

Get an authorization code

To get an authorization code, you'll want to verify the Administrative contact's email address (because that's where we'll send the authorization code) and then request the authorization code. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

The next few steps depend on whether you see the Card view or List view.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. For the domain you want to transfer, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Domain Settings.
  2. Verify the information listed under the Contact Information section is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the Administrative contact's email address.
  3. Notes:If you don't see the Administrative contact's information, click View personal information, then click Edit, and then uncheck Use for all contact types. If you have an .at, .au, or .eu domain name, we'll send the authorization code to the Registrant contact's email address as it displays in the Whois database.

    WARNING: You won't be able to transfer your domain for a 60-day period if you change the Organization name for the registrant contact, or if you change the First name and Last name for the registrant contact if an organization isn't the legal registrant for your domain name.

  4. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and click the Authorization code link.
  5. Check your email. The authorization code will be sent to the administrative contact within 24 hours.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click the name of domain you want to transfer and then click the Contacts tab.
  2. Verify that the information for the Administrator is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the administrator's email address.
  3. If you have an .at, .au, or .eu domain name, we'll send the authorization code to the Registrant contact's email address as it displays in the Whois database.

    WARNING: You won't be able to transfer your domain for a 60-day period if you change the Organization name for the registrant contact, or if you change the First name and Last name for the registrant contact if an organization isn't the legal registrant for your domain name.

  4. Click the Settings tab, in the Authorization Code section at the very bottom, click Email my code, and then click Send.
  5. Check your email. The authorization code will be sent to the administrative contact within 24 hours.

I didn't get my authorization code, now what?

If the administrative contact hasn't received the authorization code after 24 hours, you can download it by following the steps listed in Get authorization code via download.

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