If you decide to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you will have to pass through a couple of security procedures. One of them is obtaining a unique EPP authentication code from the current registrar company – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email address and no one else can obtain it. You have to give this code to the new domain registrar, otherwise they won’t be able to start the transfer. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Certain domain name registrars refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting
You can get the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain name that you have registered with us with just a few mouse clicks from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to administer your shared website hosting account. As soon as you visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll find all your domains neatly shown in alphabetical order. In case some TLD extension supports transfers between domain name registrars with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain. If you click on that button, the code will be emailed to the email address associated with the Registrant contact for the domain name in question. If needed, you can edit the contact details, including the email address, without even leaving this section of the Control Panel, in case the currently entered email is not valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you’ve registered a domain that you want to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer code astonishingly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll manage both your domains and your account. If you visit the Registered Domains section, you will see an EPP button on the right side of your domains, on the condition that their TLD extensions support transfers between registrar companies with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email address to ensure that only the domain name owner can receive this information. In case the current email isn’t valid any longer, you can update it with a few mouse clicks without needing to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instant, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the given domain name right away.