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Getting an authorization code for domain transfer

Before you can transfer your domain to Yola, you will need to get an authorization code (also known as auth or EPP code) from your current registrar.

It is worth mentioning that you will not be able to transfer your domain to Yola if it's within 60 days of the domain’s registration. It must also not have been transferred to another registrar within those 60 days. This initial period is decided by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Before you begin

  • For the best results, the person listed as the domain administrator should handle the transfer. 
  • Ensure you have access to the email address you originally used to register the domain because this is where your authorization code will be sent. 
  • Review the domain transfer policy of your current registrar.

How to request an authorization code

  1. Your domain name must be unlocked when you request the authorization code.
  2. Remove privacy on your domain registration details, as this may prevent the delivery of the authorization code to your email address.
  3. Contact your domain registrar and follow their instructions to unlock your domain for transfer. You will not be able to transfer your domain while it is locked.
  4. Get the authorization code from your registrar. Some domain registrars may take a few days to generate this code.
  5. Provide the authorization code to Yola to continue with your transfer.

Note: During the transfer process, your domain will not be available online. In the interim, we encourage you to temporarily publish your site to a free subdomain.

Once the transfer is complete, you can add your custom domain to your published site. Also, note that some country code domains may have special requirements for authorization codes.

More info

Here are links to some popular domain registrars' instructions:

GoDaddy (Network Solutions)






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