If you decide to transfer a domain from one domain registrar to another, you will have to pass through a few security procedures. One of them is getting a special EPP authentication code from the present domain registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s mailbox and nobody else can see it. You will have to provide this code to the new registrar, otherwise they will not be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be altered on a regular basis. Some registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.

EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting

In case you have a hosting, you’ve registered a domain name through us and you wish to transfer it away from us, you can get its EPP authentication code with no more than a few clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all the domains that you have registered with our company listed alphabetically. Next to each domain, you will see a small EPP icon for all domain name extensions that need an EPP code in order to be transferred between registrars. Clicking the icon will send the code to the domain registrant’s email address instantaneously. In the very same section you can also see and eventually update the email address, if the one there isn’t valid any longer.