Domain Names – Understanding EPP Authorisation Codes

Understanding EPP Auhorisation Codes

Below is a guide to transferring some of the more common domain name extensions to Ocean Internet. The guide assumes you have already purchased a hosting account from us, and have access to the master control panel we issue you with in our welcome emails. Our staff will be able to provide assistance over the phone or via email should you have any specific queries. Domain transfers shouldn’t be hard, and we will help make it as easy and simple as we possibly can.

Understanding EPP Authorisation Codes

The EPP key (Authorization code) is one of the safeguards against unauthorized transfers of domain name registrations and it protects your rights as a domain owner. The EPP key is required when transferring .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info domain names. It is not possible to initiate a domain name transfer for these domains without an EPP code.

Who needs the authorisation code?

It is the admininistrative contact who needs the authorization code. It is the admin contact email address who is the recipient of the domain transfer request our registry sends. They need to read the email and follow the instructions. Once followed they will be taken a website page requiring them to:

a) Accept the transfer request
b) Enter the authorization code
c) Enter a contact telephone number

How do I generate an authorization code to move a domain name away from ICUK?

You can generate an authorization code in seconds through the control panel. Visit the domains section and click on manage beside the domain in question. You will be presented with several options, one of which will be for an authorization code if the domain extension supports this (eg you wont find it associated to a .co.uk domain).