What is an Auth-Code

What is an Auth-Code

An Auth-Code (also called an Authorization Code, Auth-Info Code, or transfer code or domain secret code) is a code created by the registrar of a domain name to help authorize the domain name holder (also known as a registrant or registered name holder) of a domain name.

This Code is required for a domain name registrant to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another.

Current Registrar of a domain name should provide the Auth-Code to the registrant in one of two ways:

  1. Allow the registrant to create its own Auth-Codes through their domain management interface, or
  2. Provide the Auth-Code through a secure medium within five calendar days of a request.

ICANN has additional Auth-Code requirements for registrars found in the Transfer Policy.

If you are having problems accessing your domain name’s control panel, please contact your domain name registrar.

If you cannot create your own Auth-Code through your control panel, you should contact the registrar to obtain an Auth-Code. If your registrar fails to provide you with an Auth-Code within five calendar days of your request, you can submit a Transfer Complaint.

For information about the domain name, including the registrar name, do a WHOIS search at https://whois.icann.org. The name of the registrar will be included in the result. A list of registrars and links to their websites is on the ICANN-accredited Registrar list.

Please note that SiberName does not have access to Auth-Codes of the other registrars and cannot create them.

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