If you decide to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, you will need to pass through several security steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authorization code from the current domain name registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email and nobody else can see it. You need to provide this code to the new registrar company, or else they will not be able to start the transfer. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be altered regularly. Some registrars refer to this code as a domain password, a domain secret or an Auth key as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
If you’ve got a website hosting, you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away from us, you can obtain its EPP authorization code with less than several mouse clicks. When you log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domains that you’ve registered with us shown in alphabetical order. To the right of each domain name, you will notice a small EPP icon for all generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that require an EPP code in order to be transferred between registrars. Clicking on the icon will email the EPP code to the domain name registrant’s email address immediately. In the same section you can also find and ultimately update the email address, if the one there isn’t valid any longer.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you have registered a domain that you wish to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code really easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage both your account and your domain names. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll find an EPP logo next to your domain names, provided that their TLD extensions support transfers between domain name registrars with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to ensure that only the domain owner can obtain this information. If the current address isn’t valid any longer, you can change it with a couple of mouse clicks without the need to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the specific domain name right away.