How to get Auth Code for your .in domain registered with Net4India directly from NIXI
At the time of writing this article, generating AUTH CODE from Net4India control panel is non functional. If you are seeking to transfer your domain to another registrar you will need an AUTH CODE and the only way to get it is to contact the root registrar. In case of .in domains it is NIXI (National Internet Exchange of India). Here's the step-by-step process of how to do it.
You need to send this mail from the registered e-mail ID (The one that you used to register the domain)
Very Important: Do not change the e-mail id now at NET4 to match the one that you are sending from. Changing the e-mail id may cause a 60 day transfer lock.
2) Your e-mail must include a proof of your identity and domain ownership
Print a ID Proof and a Address Proof and sign across them, scan the signed document.
3) Optional : Additionally, you can provide these as well for a quicker verification
A) Screenshot of your Customer Details at Net4India
B) Screenshot of your domain registration and renewals at Net4India
4) Compose the e-mail (Use this template, fill your details where necessary)
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My domain name is registered with Net4India. I would like you to help me transfer it out.
Here are the details:
1) Domain Name: YOURDOMAINNAME.IN
2) Self attested ID & Address proof of registrant : ATTACH IT
3a) Contact No of registrant : YOUR PHONE NUMBER
3b) Contact E-Mail ID of registrant: YOUR E-MAIL ID
4) E-mail from registered e-mail ID : YES, this is the registered E-mail ID
5) Proof of registration and previous renewals : ATTACH IT
6) Customer information at Net4India : ATTACH IT
I request you to provide me the Auth Code so that I can transfer the domain to another registrar. Kindly do the needful.
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If your company bought the domain, these things need to be furnished :
2) Id proof of the Authorized Signatory & Company's legal entity proof
Additional : Domain transfer request letter on the Company Letterhead signed by the Authorized Signatory
Rest all is the same.
That's the first step complete. Now wait for the mail from NIXI. We sent it on a working day during office hours and received the AUTH CODE 2 hours flat, very good response time from NIXI, thankfully.
If things go just as expected, you will receive a similar e-mail from NIXI and in there is the AUTH CODE.
Using this Authentication Code, you can transfer your domain to any Registrar, but, we recommend you select a reputed Registrar instead of a low cost option. After all, you are going though this entire process because of a choice that was made earlier.
A few very important things to take care of:
1) Make sure the RABT (Registrant Data such ad Address, Phone Number and EMail) are same at both the Registrars. DO NOT CHANGE the details at Net4 as it will lock the domain transfer for 60 days, instead carefully clone the credentials at the new Registrar that you are Transferring-In.
2) In case it the transfer could not be processed for any reason, most Registrars offer a full refund.
3) The renewal period at the new Registrar will be in addition to the current period at Net4, say you have 6 months more for renewal at Net4 and you moved the domain to the new Registrar with the minimum 1 year subscription, your renewal will fall after 1 year 6 months. Thankfully, the money you already paid is not going waste.
Keep your fingers crossed for 10 days (Our's was done in 5 days). And don't worry, there is always a way out 99% of the time.
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