Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly involves the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP authorization code, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security measure against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name owner and is provided by the current domain registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and traditionally comprises of numbers and special symbols, so as to stop unauthorized people from hijacking it. Certain domain name registrars even change the codes of domain names registered through them once in a while for even greater safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
In case you’ve got a website hosting plans, you’ve registered a domain with us and you’d like to transfer it away from us, you can obtain its EPP transfer code with less than several clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all the domain names that you have registered through our company shown in alphabetical order. Next to each domain name, you will notice a mini EPP icon for all gTLD and ccTLD extensions that need a code in order to be transferred between registrar companies. Clicking on the icon will email the EPP code to the registrant’s email instantaneously. In the exact same section you can also see and eventually modify the email address, if the one there is no longer valid.