If you decide to transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you will need to pass through several safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present domain name registrar – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's mailbox and nobody else can get it. You have to give this code to the new registrar, or else they will not be able to begin the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may contain digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be changed on a regular basis. Some companies call this code a domain password, an Auth key or a domain secret as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you have a cloud hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP code is extremely easy. You will not need to sign in and out of different Control Panels, as you can manage all your domain names through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared hosting account. You will see all existing domains as soon as you log in and on the right side of the domains whose extensions require a code in order to be transferred, you’ll notice a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to obtain the code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the domain name owner’s email account, so if the one that you shared initially is not valid any longer, you can change it with a few clicks of the mouse from the exact same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you’ve registered a domain that you want to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer authorization code stunningly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will administer both your account and your domains. If you visit the Registered Domains section, you will see an EPP symbol next to your domain names, as long as their TLD extensions support transfers between registrars with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email address to make sure that only the domain owner can see this info. In case the current email address isn’t valid anymore, you can modify it with several clicks without having to leave this section of the Control Panel. The update is instant, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the respective domain name right away.