Unlock and Authorize Domain for Transfer

To unlock and authorize:

1

Log in to the domain name's current registrar's control panel.

2

Once logged in, locate the Unlock function and unlock the domain name.

3

Find the authorization code, the unique code that identifies each domain name
in order to prevent domain hijacking.
(Note: The Authorization Code is also known as an "Auth Code," "Auth Info Code," or "EPP Password.")

Here is a sample that displays a domain's Lock Status and Authorization Code.

Domain Unlock Info

4

Once the domain name is unlocked and you have the authorization code, you can start the transfer.

 

Keep in mind the following:

  • A domain name registration must be at least six months old before you can transfer it from one provider to another.

  • The transfer process can take 5-8 days.

  • The authorization e-mail from the current registrar will be sent to whichever address you provided to them during
    the original registration process, so please be certain that it's active.

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