If you wish to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you will have to go through a couple of security steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authorization code from the present registrar company – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's email and no one else can see it. You have to give this code to the new registrar company, or else they will not be able to start the domain name transfer. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may include digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an additional security measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be changed regularly. Some registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain that you’ve registered with our company with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from the same Hepsia Control Panel that you will use to manage your web hosting account. Once you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all your domains neatly shown in alphabetical order. In case some TLD extension supports transfers between registrars with an EPP transfer code, you will see an EPP button to the right of the respective domain. If you click on that button, the code will be emailed to the email address associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain. If you want, you can update the contact information, including the email, without having to leave this Control Panel section, in case the currently entered email address isn’t valid any longer.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to get its EPP transfer authentication code with only one single click of the mouse, if you decide to transfer it to another domain registrar. All it takes to accomplish that is to log into your Hepsia Control Panel, to navigate to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of the domain name. Of course, such a button will be available only if the given domain extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within sixty seconds, an email that contains the EPP code will be sent to the domain name owner’s mailbox associated with that domain name. You can update the latter via the very same Control Panel section – in case the one that’s currently listed in the WHOIS details isn’t a valid one. Since the update will take effect without any delay, you can request the EPP code directly after that.