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 GoDaddy instead, see Get an authorization code to transfer my domain to GoDaddy.

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 GoDaddy support to get an authorization code. For more information, see Authorization codes to transfer ccTLDs

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:

To get an authorization code

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.
  1. Click the image that matches what you see in your account:
  2. (Not what you see?)
    1. For the domain you want to transfer, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Domain Settings.
    2. On the Domains Settings page, under Contact Information, click the Edit link.
    3. Verify that the information for the Administrator is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the administrator's email address.
    4. Notes:
      If you don't see the Administrative contact's information, 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.

    5. Scroll down to the Additional Settings section and click the Authorization code link.
    6. Check your email. The authorization code will be sent to the administrative contact within 24 hours.
    1. Click the domain you want to use.
    2. On the Domains Settings page, under Contact Information, click the Edit link.
    3. Verify that the information for the Administrator is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the administrator's email address.
    4. 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.

    5. Click the Settings tab, in the Authorization Code section at the very bottom, click Email my code, and then click Send.
    6. 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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