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 (known as Unique Domain Authentication ID (UDAI) for .NZ domain names) associated with them. This serves as a password and is required to authenticate domain name Transfers.



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

  • .AT

Teknotika hosting 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. See details

  2. Click the Domain Secret link.

    Expired Domain Name Related Information 


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


    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 

    • Domain Secret character limit for different Domain Name Extensions

    • While modifying the Domain Secret of .COM, .NET, .NAME and .JOBS 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:

      • .ME: No special character. Only alphanumeric characters permitted.

      • .WS: < > & '

    • In case of a .COM, .NET, .WS 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.

    • In case of a .NZ domain name, you can not choose a Unique Domain Authentication ID (UDAI) of your own. The Domain Secret page will display a link to modify the Domain (Transfer) Secret. Clicking the same will generate a new Unique Domain Authentication ID (UDAI) automatically.

    • In case of a .SHABAKA domain name, the Domain (Transfer) Secret must be between 8 - 32 printable ASCII characters with at least a punctuation, letter and a digit.

    • Once a domain name having an associated Domain (Transfer) Secret / Unique Domain Authentication ID (UDAI) is Transferred to Teknotika hosting from another Registrar, a new Domain (Transfer) Secret / Unique Domain Authentication ID (UDAI) is set for such a domain name. This process is implemented from a security perspective.