If you would like to transfer a domain name from one company to another, you will need to go through a couple of security steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authentication code from the current domain registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's mailbox and nobody else can get it. You will need to provide this code to the new registrar company, otherwise they will not be able to initiate the domain name transfer procedure. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special symbols such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an additional safety measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be reset regularly. Some companies refer to this code as a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting
If you have a Linux web hosting packages, you’ve registered a domain with our company and you wish to transfer it away from us, you can obtain its EPP authorization code with no more than several clicks. When you sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all the domains that you’ve registered with us listed in alphabetical order. To the right of each domain, you’ll notice a small 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 email the EPP code to the domain owner’s email immediately. In the very same section you can also see and ultimately change the email, if the one there is not valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you’ve registered a domain name that you would like to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code surprisingly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will administer both your account and your domain names. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll notice an EPP sign on the right side of your domain names, provided that 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 ensure that only the owner of the domain name can see this info. In case the currently listed email is not valid any longer, you can change it with a couple of clicks of the mouse without the need to leave this Control Panel section. The update is instantaneous, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the specific domain name right away.