Transferring a domain name from one company to another typically involves the use of a unique domain authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection measure against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the particular domain and is issued by the present domain registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally contains numbers and special characters, so as to prevent unauthorized persons from hijacking it. Some companies even alter the codes of domains registered through them every now and then for even better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you’ve got a website hosting account with us, getting its EPP transfer code is remarkably easy. You will not need to switch between different admin dashboards, as you can administer all your domain names via the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your hosting account. You’ll see all active domain names as soon as you sign in and next to the domains whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred away, you’ll notice a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the domain owner’s email account, so if the one that you gave initially isn’t valid any longer, you can modify it with a few clicks of the mouse from the same section.