Purchased a domain, how to transfer ownership?

I purchased a domain from someone, and would like to know the proper way to register it under my name, and transfer it to dreamhost. Any help is appreciated!

Have the seller unlock it and give you the auth code, then initiate the transfer. If he has WHOIS privacy enabled, he’ll need to turn that off first.

:stuck_out_tongue: Save up to $96 at Dreamhost with ALMOST97 promo code (I get $1).
Or save $97 with THEFULL97.