Transferring a domain name from one company to another commonly involves the use of a special domain authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authorization code, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the domain name owner and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and normally contains numbers and special symbols, so as to impede unauthenticated people from deciphering it. Some domain registrars even change the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain interval of time for even better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain that you’ve registered with us with only several clicks from the very same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to administer your web hosting account. As soon as you go to the Registered Domains section, you will find all your domains neatly listed in alphabetical order. If a certain TLD extension supports transfers between registrar companies with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button next to the respective domain name. If you click on that button, the code will be sent to the email address associated with the Registrant contact for the domain in question. If you wish, you can edit the contact info, including the email address, without needing to leave this Control Panel section, if the current email address isn’t valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to obtain its EPP transfer authentication code with just a click, if you decide to transfer it to some other domain name registrar. All it takes to do that is to log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to visit the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be next to the domain name. Of course, such a button will be available only if the specific top-level domain name extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within one minute, an email that contains the EPP code will be sent to the domain name owner’s email address associated with that domain. You can update the latter via the exact same Control Panel section – in case the one that’s currently listed in the WHOIS register is not valid. As the change will propagate without any delays, you can request the EPP code directly after that.