Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another usually involves the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a protection measure against unsolicited transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name registrant and is issued by the present registrar. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often contains digits and special symbols, so as to stop unauthorized persons from deciphering it. Some domain name registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them every now and then for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
In case you have a domain name registered through our company and you’ve got a hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is very easy. You will not have to switch between different platforms, since you can administer all your domain names via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared web hosting account. You’ll see all active domain names once you log in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authentication code in order to be transferred away, you will see a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain registrant’s email account, so if the one that you shared originally isn’t valid any longer, you can modify it with several clicks from the same section.