Locating and Modifying the Domain (Transfer) Secret/Authorization Code for a Domain Name

Most TLDs (Domain Name Extensions) have a Domain (Transfer) Secret / Authorization Code associated with them. This serves as a password and is required to authenticate domain name Transfers.

Exceptions 
Note

The following TLDs do not support Domain (Transfer) Secret / Authorization Code (Anchor: authcode):

Dominion Domains also allows you to modify your Domain (Transfer) Secret for each domain name. You can, thus, have a Domain (Transfer) Secret of your choice for each domain name.

To View/Modify a Domain (Transfer) Secret / Authorization Code (except for .DE domain names)

  1. Login to your Control Panel, search for the domain name whose Domain Secret you wish to view/modify and proceed to the Order Information view. 1

  2. Click the Domain Secret link.

    Expired Domain Name Related Information 
    Note

    In case of an expired domain name, its Order Information view will display the message -

    Attention

    Your domain has expired. Any Services dependent upon the domain will not work.

    Here, you need to first click the Remind me Later link and then the Domain Secret link.

  3. Here, the current Domain (Transfer) Secret will be displayed. In order to change it, provide a new Domain (Transfer) Secret in the textbox and click the Update Domain Secret button to set it.

    Domain Name Extension Specific and Other General Conditions 
    Note
    • Domain Secret character limit for different Domain Name Extensions

    • While modifying the Domain Secret of .COM, .NET domain names, the following rules apply:

      • The length of the Domain Secret can be from 8 to 32 characters only

      • The Domain Secret must contain 1 alphabet, 1 number as well as 1 special character.

    • The Domain Secret should ideally consist of alphanumeric as well as special characters like the ones mentioned below:

      • A -Z and a - z

      • 0 - 9

      • ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~

      However, certain TLDs do not support usage of special characters in the Domain Secret:

    • In case of a .COM, .NET domain names the Domain Secret field may be blank. In order to set it, provide a new Domain (Transfer) Secret in the textbox and click the Update Domain Secret button.

    • Once a domain name having an associated Domain (Transfer) Secret is Transferred to Dominion Domains from another Registrar, a new Domain (Transfer) Secret is set for such a domain name. This process is implemented from a security perspective.