If you would like to transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you will have to pass through a few safety steps. One of them is getting a unique EPP authentication code from the current registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's email and no one else can see it. You’ll need to give this code to the new domain name registrar, otherwise they will not be able to initiate the domain name transfer. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy/paste the correct code. As an additional security measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be changed on a regular basis. Some companies call this code a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
If you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you have a hosting account with us, getting its EPP code is exceptionally easy. You will not need to switch between different Control Panels, as you can manage all your domain names through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your hosting account. You will see all registered domains once you log in and on the right side of the domains whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred away, you will find a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s mailbox, so in case the one that you gave at first is not valid anymore, you can update it with several clicks from the same section.