Auth Codes & EPP Codes

All domains have an Auth Code - effectively a randomly generated password unique to them. The main purpose of an Auth Code is to authorise the transfer of a domain from one registrar to another. A Auth Code is generated on request and can be requested at any time.

Note that sometimes Auth Code can also be referred to as an EPP Code in some situations.

Having a valid Auth Code gives a person virtually complete control over the domain name. Keep this in mind before passing the Auth Code onto anyone else as they can potentially take over complete ownership of your domain.

Steps to Request an Auth Code

Registrars are required to provide your Auth Code upon request. SiteHost does not store the Auth Code for your domain, but provides a method for you to request a new Auth Code which will be generated and sent to the domain registrant email address.

  1. Go to the Domains module in the SiteHost Control Panel.
  2. Select the domain you want to request the code for.
  3. Click the Request Auth Code action button (top/right).
  4. The domain and Registrant email address will be shown.
  5. Click the Request Auth Code button to confirm.
    • Each time you request an Auth Code the system will actually generate a completely new one - making any previous Auth Codes for the domain invalid and unusable.
  6. The code will be emailed to the Registrant email address within a few minutes.
    • If the email does not arrive please double-check the Registrant email used for the domain and make sure you check the Spam folder in the email account. If you still cannot locate the email then contact us for help.