If you want to transfer a domain name from one registrar company to another, you will need to pass through a few security steps. One of them is obtaining a unique EPP code from the present registrar company – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email address and nobody else can see it. You’ll need to provide this code to the new registrar company, or else they will not be able to start the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may include numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy and paste the right code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer code for a domain may be altered regularly. Some registrar companies call this code an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.

EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting

In case you’ve got a domain registered through us and you’ve got a website hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is surprisingly easy. You won’t need to log in and out of different Control Panels, as you can administer all your domains via the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared web hosting account. You’ll see all registered domains as soon as you log in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred away, you’ll see a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain the code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain registrant’s mailbox, so if the one that you specified at first is not valid anymore, you can change it with several clicks of the mouse from the very same section.

EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you have registered a domain that you want to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer code remarkably easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll administer both your domain names and your account. If you visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll find an EPP symbol on the right side of your domains, as long as their TLD extensions support transfers between registrars with such a code. All codes are sent automatically by our system to the registrant’s email address to make sure that only the domain name owner can obtain this info. In case the current address isn’t valid any longer, you can edit it with several mouse clicks without leaving this section of the Control Panel. The update is instant, so you will be able to request the EPP transfer code for the respective domain straight away.