Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly entails the use of a special authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a safety measure against unapproved transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and usually contains digits and special symbols, so as to hinder unauthenticated people from guessing it. Some registrar companies even alter the codes of domain names registered through them from time to time for even greater security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting

In case you have a website hosting plans, you’ve registered a domain through us and you would like to transfer it away, you can obtain its EPP authentication code with less than a couple of clicks of the mouse. When you sign in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and visit the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domains that you have registered with us displayed alphabetically. Next to each domain name, you’ll see a tiny EPP icon for all generic and country-code Top-Level Domain extensions that need a code in order to be transferred between domain name registrars. Clicking the icon will send the EPP code to the domain name owner’s email instantly. In the very same section you can also find and eventually modify the email, if the one there is not valid any longer.