If you wish to transfer a domain name from one domain name registrar to another, you will have to pass through a couple of security procedures. One of them is getting a unique EPP code from the current domain registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's mailbox and no one else can see it. You will need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they will not be able to start the domain name transfer procedure. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may include digits or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer code for a domain may be changed on a regular basis. Certain registrars refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.

EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting

If you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you’ve got a hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is surprisingly easy. You will not need to sign in and out of different user interfaces, as you can administer all your domain names via the same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared hosting account. You will see all existing domain names the moment you log in and on the right side of the domain names whose extensions require a code in order to be transferred, you’ll see a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to get the code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s mailbox, so if the one that you specified initially is not valid any longer, you can edit it with several clicks from the exact same section.