How to get your domain name auth or EPP code and transfer your domain from any company you don't like to another company of your choice

How to get your domain EPP code (step-by-step)

The decision to transfer your domain from your current domain registrar to another company is often driven by different needed factors. It can be your experience with the company, your controllability over your domain, and many more. In this guide today, I will show you how you can get your domain EPP code to be able to transfer it to any company of your choice.

This guide is for you who want to transfer a domain from the current domain registrar to another because it is a rule that an EPP code of a domain is provided before the company to which you want to transfer your domain can accept your request. Your domain EPP code (also known as a code) acts as an authorization code with your current domain registrar.

Every domain registrar lays high emphasis on the EPP code when it comes to transferring and accepting an existing domain from their server and to their server, respectively. You may see our guide on the price difference between hosting and domain.

As you are going to transfer your domain name, your current registrar must ask you questions for security purposes before they disclose your domain EPP to you. When they have disclosed it, the new company to which you want to transfer will use that code to contact your current domain registrar to verify the authenticity.

But before you can be able to transfer your domain name from your current domain registrar, make sure that:

  • The domain is more than 60 days old;
  • The domain was not transferred between registrars within the last 60 days;
  • The domain is unlocked for transfer (you must contact your current domain registrar to give you your EPP code).
  • Your domain must not be locked (you can unlock it by yourself).

Note that even though you know your domain EPP code, if those four criteria are not met, you will not successfully transfer your domain name.

Follow the steps below if your domain name registrar is NameCheap to disable your domain Registrar Lock and get the Auth Code from NameCheap:

Sign in to your Namecheap account;

Go to Domain List and click Manage next to the domain you want to transfer out:



Go to the Sharing & Transfer tab:

In the Transfer Out section you may click the unlock button by yourself before clicking the Auth Code button.

Sometimes, they may prompt you to enter the reason you want to get your EPP code (why you intend to transfer your domain name to another company). If it is an unfriendly issue you experienced with them, then your comment will make them try to do their best to find a solution in your case.

domain registrar unlock status and Auth code

Note that your domain Auth/EPP code will be sent to the email address which you used to create an account when you bought a domain name.

auth code of domain name received from NameCheap

When you have gotten your Auth Code via your email and provide it to the new domain registrar, then the transfer will start.

Transferring a domain from one registrar to another register using the domain auth code received from NameCheap

Note that domain transfer takes 5 days for both your former and present domain registrars to carry out their processes as per ICANN Transfer policy.

Please take note that some country code-based domains can have different transfer processes and requirements. You may see our guide on the list of top domain extensions and their examples.

Now, that you have known how to get your domain Auth code from NameCheap, let me show you how you can get your domain Auth code from UpperLink.

To get your auth/EPP code of your domain from UpperLink, you need to first of all disable your domain registrar lock status. Please follow the steps below to do that.

UpprLink Domain Registrar Lock Status

Login to your UpperLink dashboard and click Domains → My Domains. If you have multiple domains, then hover your mouse the domain which you want to get its EPP code and click the dropdown icon of the domain and click Manage Domain. Now, under (what do you want to do today) section, click Change the registrar lock status for your domain option.

At the time of writing this article, UpperLink is not automated to send you your domain Auth code via your email the way NameCheap does. Now, to get your domain Auth code, you need to contact them. If you visit their website, you will find several medium to contact them through.

Hope this article has helped you know how you can get your domain EPP code and show you a bit of advice on how to transfer your domain to another company. You may see our expert guide on how to add an add-on domain to your web hosting.

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