If you registered a .COM or .NET domain name and want to transfer it elsewhere, you’ll now need to know your Authorization Code, beginning October 29.
The Authorization Code, also referred to as an EPP key, is a unique number that is assigned to each domain name when it is registered and adds a layer of security to the domain name.
Domain registries currently assigning auth codes include:
Verisign, the .COM and .NET Registry
Publice Interest Registry, the .ORG Registry
Afilias, the .INFO Registry
NeuLevel, the .BIZ Registry
NeuStar, the .US Registry
You will need to go to your current registrar (the company that you registered the domain name with) to request your Authorization Code (EPP Key).
Please follow the instructions provided by your current registrar for obtaining your EPP key.
The initial process for transfering your domain name to a new registrar remains the same:
The domain must be at least 60 days old
Domain must be in “ACTIVE” or “OK” status.