Domain Name Transfers
To transfer your domain name to a new host, a new registrant or a new registrar you must go through your sponsoring registrar. To protect your privacy and security, .ORG cannot make these changes for you.
To transfer to a new host, you need to access your domain name record through your registrar or reseller and update it.
To transfer your domain name to a new registrant, you should update the contact information through the sponsoring registrar.
To transfer to a new registrar, you will need an authorization code (auth code). The auth code is a six- to 16-character code assigned by the current sponsoring registrar. Basically a password for the domain, auth codes are an extra security measure, ensuring that only the owner of the domain name can make transfers. If you do not know your auth code, you can obtain it from your registrar. .ORG does not give out nor confirm authorization codes to registrants. Registrars are contractually required to provide the auth code upon request by the registrant.
After you receive your auth code, supply it to the new registrar. This registrar can verify the auth code if necessary. The new registrar should then initiate the transfer, and once initiated, the transfer will be completed within five 24-hour periods. It is recommended that you change your auth code after a transfer. You can do this through the new registrar.