Domain Password/EPP Code/Auth Code

When transferring a domain name between registrars or changing the ownership of a domain name, you may be required to provide a Domain Authorisation code. A Domain Authorisation Code is often referred to as an auth code, an EPP code, or a domain password. Depending on which registrar your domain is registered through and what type of domain you have, the steps to obtain your domain's authorisation code may differ. The instructions below outline how to obtain your domains authorisation code through Melbourne IT and by using the auDA website:

Domain registered with Melbourne IT

If your domain is currently registered with us, the auth code may be found in your Melbourne IT account. Follow the instructions below to obtain your auth code.

  1. Log in to your Melbourne IT account
  2. Click Manage next to the domain you want to make changes to
  3. Click Domain Name
  4. Click Show next to Domain password
  5. Complete the survey
  6. Click Submit

Your auth code is now visible

Domain auth code isn't visible in my account

Depending on the type of domain you have registered, the domain auth code may not be visible in your Melbourne IT account. If you have access to the Console and have followed the steps above but cannot locate your domain auth code, please contact our customer care team for assistance.

If you have forgotten your account password, click here to reset it.

My domain isn't registered with Melbourne IT

.au domain name (,,

If you own a .au domain name, you may use the instructions below to get the auDA to email the domain auth code to the registrant email address listed in your domains WHOIS contact details.

  1. Click here to request auDA to send your Domain PAssword
  2. Type in the domain you want the password for
  3. Type in your name
  4. Tick the captcha
  5. Click Recover

The auDA will send an email to the domain's registrant email (the domain owner's email address). Follow the instructions to complete the process.

Generic TLD domains (com, net, org, biz)

To recover the auth code for a gTLD domain, contact the registrar on record for that domain for assistance. To find the registrar for a given gTLD:

  1. Click here to use our WHOIS lookup tool
  2. Type in your domain name next to Enter a domain to lookup:
  3. Tick the captcha
  4. The results from the WHOIS lookup will display the current registrar for your domain.