Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another normally entails the use of a unique domain authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security measure against unapproved transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain owner and is issued by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and typically includes numbers and special characters, so as to hinder unauthorized people from hijacking it. Some domain registrars even change the codes of domains registered through them once in a while for even greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authorization code for any domain name that you’ve registered through us with just several mouse clicks from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to administer your website hosting account. As soon as you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all your domain names conveniently displayed in alphabetical order. In case some TLD extension supports transfers between domain registrars with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain. If you click that button, the code will be sent to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the domain in question. If you want, you can modify the contact info, including the email address, without having to leave this section of the Control Panel, if the currently listed email address is not valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you’ve registered a domain that you want to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer code extremely easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll manage both your domain names and your account. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you will notice an EPP logo next to your domain names, as long as their extensions support transfers between registrar companies with such a code. All codes are sent automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to make sure that only the owner of the domain can get this info. In case the currently listed email is no longer valid, you can edit it with several mouse clicks without leaving this section of the Control Panel. The change is instantaneous, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the respective domain straight away.