Finding EPP Code on Godaddy.com

How to find Domain Name EPP code at Godaddy Registrar?

So you fed up with Godaddy.com’s slow website and annoying ads? You want to move your site to different Registrar like Namecheap? I’m also in the process of moving most of domains to NameCheap.com.

Locating EPP code on Godaddy.com

When transferring a domain name from one registrar to another you have to provide your authorization EPP code (Extensible Provisioning Protocol) Godaddy deliberately hiding it from our account. They don’t call it EPP – they call “Authorization Code”. So here is the steps to find it. Also check the screen shot.

  • First, login to your godaddy.com account
  • Then click on Domain Manager
  • Then click on domain name you intend to transfer.
  • Under “Domain Information” section you’ll find “Authorization Code“. Just click on “Send by email”

It will take few minutes to many hours before you receive the email from Godaddy – and sometime it may take a day… that’s how Godaddy works. So don’t click on “send by email” repeatedly!

Once you have received the EPP code by email provide the same to your new registrar. (normally by entering it) Within 2-3 days your domain name will get transferred.

Godaddy can be cheap with their coupons and special promotions. But I realized that NameCheap.com is lot more superior with their fast DNS server, quick loading site and easy navigation. So it’s really worth to pay them couple of extra bucks.


Comments

  1. Awesome…I can’t wait to get completely off of GoDaddy. That site is a total UI MESS. And they nickel and dime my clients to DEATH.

  2. John Fleming says:

    I did the transfer accordingly, parked the domain as it showed up in bluehost, but when I go in to map the domain to a subdomain as we have done for almost 30 others we have mapped that way, it shows an error that Godaddy has rejected the transfer and shows a button with the EPP auth. code entered in for me to “Retry”. of course when i push the button it doesn’t succeed. any thoughts? how long should the transfer take to happen? i didn’t give it much time before mapping the domain.

  3. Do I really not a bad manual, everything is clear and beautiful. And most importantly for the skin and an explanation. Simply awesome.

  4. Thanks! I would have never found this in godaddy! Well done and thanks for the help!

  5. So this is how to find the EPP code on Godaddy… would have never figured out!

  6. I use EzwebsiteCreator, left GoDaddy and went with them, they do not nickel and dime you. GoDaddy is getting worse and worse.

  7. paradiselost79 says:

    Agreed, really liked this simple find for the EPP so I could transfer to Namecheap. It was less expensive there than renewing, plus I am just trying to get all domains with them to make it easy.