If you’d like to transfer a domain from one domain registrar to another, you’ll have to pass through a few security procedures. One of them is getting a unique EPP authentication code from the current registrar company – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's mailbox and nobody else can obtain it. You will have to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, otherwise they will not be able to begin the domain transfer. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may include numbers or special symbols such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy and paste the right code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be altered regularly. Some registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
If you have a domain name registered through us and you’ve got a hosting account with us, getting its EPP code is amazingly easy. You will not need to log in and out of different Control Panels, since you can manage all your domains through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared hosting account. You will see all registered domains as soon as you log in and on the right side of the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred, you’ll see a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain the code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name registrant’s mailbox, so in case the one that you shared originally isn’t valid anymore, you can change it with a few mouse clicks from the same section.