Obatining the domain back

We have a fellow that is hosting our domain he has all access to everything we have nothing. We asked for the domain back and are changing to dreamhost/new designer. He said sure n/p i just have to request it back. He said it would email him a code or something…can anyone help me with these steps?
he’s hosting our site with
Domain servers in listed order:

You will find specific information on the Dreamhost wiki:


He needs to get the Authorization Code and then email it to you. It’s a long string of letters of numbers. That’s what you need before you can initiate a transfer. He also needs to make sure that the domain is unlocked and it’s not using anonymous WHOIS information, like a Privacy Guard.

Here’s the link again that was posted above: