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Retrieving your domain's authorization code from hostgator

Retrieving your auth key or EPP code from hostgator allows you to move your domain name registration. You might want to do that if hostgator 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.

Hostgator 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. If you've done that, proceed. Otherwise check out our docs on unlocking a domain with hostgator

Getting your auth key from hostgator

  1. Log in to your HostGator domain management page
  2. Once you're logged in, click Manage Domains.
  3. You will see a list of domains that you have registered through HostGator. Click the one for which you would like the EPP code.
  4. Under Overview, you will see EPP code in the list of details for your domain name. This will be the EPP code you want.

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