To transfer a .com, .net, .org, .info, .cn, .ca, .biz or .us domain AWAY from Hosting Nation, an authorization (or EPP) key is required. You can obtain the EPP key by logging into your Hosting Nation account and browsing to the Domain Management section and then by clicking on the 'M' to the right of or under the domain you wish to transfer away. On the Contact Information page there is a link to send the EPP key via email to the email address associated with the Registrant information. Please make sure this email address is up to date and working before initiating a transfer. It may take up to 8 hours for the this email to be received.
A domain also needs to be Unlocked prior to transferring. This can be done by browsing to the Domain Management section and then by clicking on the 'M' to the right of or under the domain. Unclicking the Domain locking checkbox and pressing Save will unlock the domain.
Once you have the code, you may submit a transfer order at your new registrar.
Note: We do not provide authorization keys for expired domains. Once your EPP domain is renewed, we will re-associate an authorization key with the domain. Please be advised, however that due to a registry rule, if a domain expires, is renewed and then transferred to another registrar within the first 45 days of renewal, the domain will not have an additional year added to the expiration date.