Some domain name registries assign authorization codes (also known as EPP codes or transfer keys) to domain names when you register them. When you register a new domain name with us, we store your code, if applicable. You may have to use it to transfer the domain name to another registrar.
If your domain name is expired but still in a recoverable status, we can send the authorization code to the administrative contact's (admin) email address for the domain name.
If you need an authorization code to transfer your domain name to us, see How do I get an authorization code to transfer my domain name to you?. For most domain names, we can send authorization codes directly to the administrative contact's (admin) email address.
NOTE: If you have a .au domain name, we will send the authorization code to the registrant contact's email address as it displays in the Whois database. To update that email address, you must first recover the domain name. For more information, see Recovering Expired Domain Names and Update contact information.