Manage domain transfer authcodes

The 'Authcode' is a secret pass phrase that shows verifiable proof of ownership of a domain. This code is separate from the management username/password that is required for end users to manage domains. Domain owners may obtain this information via the Manage Domain interface.

Authcode Requirements

Each registry imposes their own authcode requirements, but typically authcodes must be: 

  • 8 - 32 characters
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 letter
  • At least 1 special character

Which TLDs Require An Authcode?

Some TLD's do not require a transfer authcode in order to transfer a domain. Please refer to our TLD Reference Chart if you are not able to see or set an authcode on a TLD to ensure it requires one.

Manually Generated Authcodes

Certain TLD's require that our support team manually set them at the registry, so the option to set an authcode may be missing. Resellers can contact support to obtain authcodes on the following TLD's:

  • .AC
  • .AT
  • .CH
  • .CZ
  • .HK
  • .IO
  • .NU
  • .NZ
  • .PL
  • .SE
  • .SH 

EU and BE Authcodes

For the EU and BE ccTLD's, authcodes are generated inside of the Classic Reseller Interface. Please follow these instructions to generate authcodes for these TLD's:

  1. Login to the Classic Reseller Interface
  2. Click on Request .BE Domain Authcode or Request .EU Domain Authcode
  3. Enter the domain you wish to send the authcode for, and click Submit
  4. The authcode will be sent to the registrant contact on the domain

Managing the authcode in the Reseller Control Panel

To email the Authcode to the admin contact

  1. In the Domains section of the Reseller Control Panel, enter all or part of the domain name for which you want to search, and then click Search.
  2. Click on the domain that you wish to send the authcode for.
  3. Click under the authcode displayed under Transfer Auth Code and you will have the option to email the authcode. 
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To set the authcode

  1. In the Domains section of the Reseller Control Panel, enter all or part of the domain name for which you want to search, and then click Search.
  2. Click on the domain that you wish to set the authcode for.
  3. Click on the authcode displayed under Transfer Auth Code in order to change it.

Managing the authcode in the MWI

Registrants can view and change their domain authcode using the Manage Web Interface on the Domain Extras page. 

  1.  Login to the Manage Web Interface
  2. Click on Domain Extras
  3. The current authcode of the domain will be displayed on this page. Users can change the authcode and click Save Configuration in order to change it. 

 

Managing the Authcode via API

Authcodes can be sent via the API using the send_authcode command. 

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