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Retrieving your domain authorization code from Homestead

Retrieving your auth key or EPP code from Homestead allows you to move your domain name registration from Homestead to another domain name registrar like Fused. You might want to do that if Homestead is increasingly unresponsive, expensive, or difficult to reach in an emergency.

To start, understand that moving your domain registration should be completely seamless. There should be no impact to your hosting services regardless of what provider you're using.

Homestead 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 Homestead

  1. Log in to the Homestead control panel
  2. Select Domains on the left
  3. Select the domain name from the list.
  4. Select Email your authorization 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: 2019-08-23