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Get an Authorization Code to Transfer Expired Domains

If you want to transfer your expired domain to another company, you might need an authorization code (also known as EPP codes or transfer keys) to verify you own the domain name.

Get an authorization code

To get an authorization code, you'll want to verify the Administrative contact's email address (because that's where we'll send the authorization code) and then request the authorization code. Here's how:

  1. Log in to your GoWebsite account.
  2. Next to Domains, click Manage.

The next few steps depend on whether you see the Card view or List view.

Card View

In Card View, your account will look something like this:

  1. For the domain you want to transfer, click Text Icon (Settings) and select Domain Settings.
  2. Verify the information listed under the Contact Information section is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the Administrative contact's email address.
  3. Notes:If you don't see the Administrative contact's information, click View personal information, then click Edit, and then uncheck Use for all contact types. If you have a .au domain name, we'll send the authorization code to the Registrant contact's email address as it displays in the Whois database.

    WARNING: You won't be able to transfer your domain for a 60-day period if you change the Organization name for the registrant contact, or if you change the First name and Last name for the registrant contact if an organization isn't the legal registrant for your domain name.

  4. Click the Domains menu and select Expired Domains.
  5. Select the domain names to email authorization codes for, click Email Authorization, and then click OK.
  6. Check your email. The authorization code will be sent to the administrative contact within 24 hours.

List View

In List View, your account will look something like this:

  1. Click the name of domain you want to transfer and then click the Contacts tab.
  2. Verify that the information for the Administrator is correct. The authorization code will be sent to the administrator's email address.
  3. If you have a .au domain name, we'll send the authorization code to the Registrant contact's email address as it displays in the Whois database.

    WARNING: You won't be able to transfer your domain for a 60-day period if you change the Organization name for the registrant contact, or if you change the First name and Last name for the registrant contact if an organization isn't the legal registrant for your domain name.

  4. Click the Domains menu and select Expired Domains.
  5. Select the domain names to email authorization codes for, click Email Authorization, and then click OK.
  6. Check your email. The authorization code will be sent to the administrative contact within 24 hours.

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