If you decide to transfer a domain name from one registrar company to another, you will need to pass through a few safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authentication code from the current domain registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email address and nobody else can get it. You will have to provide this code to the new registrar company, otherwise they will not be able to start the domain name transfer. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy/paste the right code. As an additional safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be changed regularly. Some registrar companies refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Web Hosting
If you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP code is surprisingly easy. You won’t have to switch between different systems, as you can administer all your domain names through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared hosting account. You’ll see all active domain names as soon as you sign in and next to the domains whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred, you will see a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain registrant’s email account, so in case the one that you gave at first is not valid any longer, you can update it with several mouse clicks from the same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you decide to transfer any domain that’s registered under a semi-dedicated server account away from our company, you can obtain its EPP transfer authorization code with a few clicks of the mouse from your Hepsia Control Panel. All registered domains will be shown in a different section of the Control Panel. Quick-access controls will allow you to use separate functions. To get the EPP transfer code, you simply have to click the EPP button, which will be next to any domain name whose extension supports transfers with an authorization code. Our system will email the code to the domain name owner’s email address, which is presently listed in the domain name’s WHOIS record. If you wish, you can update this email from the same Control Panel section before requesting the EPP transfer authorization code. The change will propagate straight away, so you won’t have to wait for the new email address to be displayed on WHOIS websites.