If you want to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, you will need to pass through a couple of safety procedures. One of them is obtaining a unique EPP code from the current registrar company – on the condition that you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's email account and no one else can see it. You need to provide this code to the new registrar company, or else they will not be able to initiate the transfer process. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may contain digits or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer code for a domain may be changed regularly. Certain registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting
If you’ve got a domain registered through our company and you have a web hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is really easy. You won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools, as you can administer all your domain names through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your web hosting account. You’ll see all existing domains once you log in and to the right of the domains whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred away, you will find a small EPP icon. All it takes to get the code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain registrant’s mailbox, so in case the one that you specified initially is not valid any longer, you can modify it with several mouse clicks from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to get its EPP transfer authentication code with only one single click, if you decide to transfer it to a different domain registrar. All it takes to achieve that is to sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be to the right of the domain. Of course, such a button will be available only if the respective top-level domain name extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within one minute, an email that includes the code will be sent to the registrant’s email account associated with that domain name. You can change the latter via the same Control Panel section – in case the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS register is not valid. As the change will take effect without delay, you can request the EPP code directly after that.