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Domain Authorization Codes (EEP)

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 top level domains such as a .com, .net, .org, .biz, and .info. 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 administrative 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 domain name list 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 won’t find it associated to a .co.uk domain).

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