Changing hosts - what is "Auth" code?

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If this is the wrong place to ask this question, my apologies, but I'm

As a favour to a small charity, I host them on a shared server as part
of my "re-seller" package with my web host.  The charity owns its own
domain name through its own account with a registration agent.
Recently, they told me that wanted to position their website on
another server, and, via the charity, I've received this from the new
person who will handle their website on that new server -

"I will need the ‘AUTH’ (authorisation) code from your host in order
to transfer the Domain over to our server.
"You need to ask the host for this, they should provide it without any
fuss "

As I say, I'm puzzled. I thought that all that was needed was for the
charity to change the Nameserver numbers with their registration
agent, that I didn't have to do anything.
What am I missing?


Re: Changing hosts - what is "Auth" code? wrote:

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You are correct. The host is trying to get you to transfer your domain
to their registrar/reseller service too. I would always recommend
keeping the host and domain registrar separate in case one or the other
goes belly-up.

Dylan Parry |

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Re: Changing hosts - what is "Auth" code?

On Thu, 08 Nov 2007 14:07:40 +0000, Dylan Parry

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Thank you for your reply.
For my own domains, I do, anyway, follow your advice and keep
everything separate.  It's odd, because, as I say, in this case, it's
not my domain, never has been, never wanted it to be.
Thanks again.

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