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Getting your EPP code from Namecheap
Posted by , Last modified by Ashley L on 22 November 2019 04:41 PM

Unlock your domain name

By default, all domains registered with NameCheap are placed in Registrar Lock. Before your domain name transfer is requested, the lock must be removed. To unlock your domain name with NameCheap you should:

  1. Log into your NameCheap Manage Domains section
  2. Click on the domain name you wish to be transferred
  3. The Modify Domain screen will appear. Select Registrar Lock from the left sidebar menu
  4. Select the "Release the registrar lock so that the domain can be transferred to some other registrar" radio button
  5. Press "Save Changes"

Allow up to 24 hours for our system to recognize the change in status.

Obtain EPP Code

Get your EPP code from NameCheap by:

  1. Log into your NameCheap Manage Domains section
  2. Click on the domain name you wish to be transferred
  3. The Modify Domain screen will appear. Select Registrar Lock from the left sidebar menu
  4. Since your domain should already be unlocked in the previous step, click on the "Get EPP code" link on the same screen
  5. In the form that appears enter the domain name to be transferred and your account password to authenticate yourself
  6. Click on the "Get EPP code for my domain" button. The authorization code will be sent to the Admin email address

Limitations on new domains

Note that the domain registration being transferred must not be within 60 days of the original purchase or transfer due to ICANN restrictions.

Also note that Authorization Codes are not required for .bz, .cc,.gd, .im, .tc, .tel, .tv, .vg, and .ws extensions.

Note: Users with .uk emails should disregard this page and visit here for more details.

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