Retrieving your domain's authorization code from HostMonster¶
Retrieving your auth key or EPP code from HostMonster allows you to move your domain name registration from HostMonster to another domain name registrar like Fused. You might want to do that if HostMonster 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.
Hostmonster 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 HostMonster¶
- Log in to the HostMonster control panel
- Choose Domains in the main menu
- Select the domain name from the list on the left.
- Select Transfer EPP and copy the code provided.