To transfer a .com, .net, .org, .biz, .tv, .us, .info, or .name to another registrar, the registry requires that you confirm an auth code or authorization code. The authorization code is unique to each domain name and is assigned by the registrar at the time of registration. You need to provide us with this authorization code if you want to transfer a domain to us. We do not have access to your domain authorization codes if you did not register the name here. These must be recovered at your current registrar. Once your transfer is complete, we store your authorization code securely with your domain information.
Current registries assigning authorization codes are: Verisign (the .COM and .NET Registry), Public Interest Registry (the .ORG Registry), Afilias (the .INFO Registry), NeuLevel (the .BIZ Registry), and NeuStar (the .US Registry).
Authorization codes provide an extra level of security for your domain names.
When you register a NEW .com, .net, .info, .biz, .us, or .name with us, we store and maintain your auth code. For information about retrieving it, see Retrieving Your Authorization Code From Us.