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Retrieving your domain's authorization code from dreamhost

Retrieving your auth key or EPP code from dreamhost allows you to move your domain name registration. You might want to do that if dreamhost is unresponsive, or difficult to reach in an emergency.

To start, understand that moving your domain registration should be seamless. There should be no impact to your hosting services. This process should be relatively trouble free.

Dreamhost EPP code Exemptions

Some domain TLDs do not require authorization codes. These include first and foremost, .uk, .bz, .cc, .gd, .im, .tc, .tel, .tv, .vg, and .ws — you can review the epp code exemptions here if needed.

Unlock your domain

Before you can transfer a domain, you'll need to unlock it.

Getting your auth key from dreamhost

  1. Login to the Dreamhost panel
  2. Navigate to Panel > Domains > Reg. transfer
  3. Retrieve the EPP code.

Once completed...

Initiate an order for a domain name via our client area domain transfer section, or contact us if you have trouble with that process.

Last update: 2021-04-06