Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly involves the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP authentication code, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a safety measure against unsanctioned transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is issued by the present registrar. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and usually comprises of numbers and special characters, so as to stop unauthenticated individuals from cracking it. Certain registrar companies even alter the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain amount of time for greater security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting

In case you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you have a shared website hosting account with us, getting its EPP authorization code is astonishingly easy. You won’t need to log in and out of different Control Panels, since you can administer all your domain names via the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your hosting account. You’ll see all active domain names the moment you sign in and to the right of the domains whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred, you’ll notice a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the registrant’s email account, so if the one that you specified originally is not valid any longer, you can change it with a few clicks of the mouse from the exact same section.