Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another traditionally entails the use of a unique transfer code, which different companies refer to as an EPP authentication code, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsolicited transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain and is provided by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often contains digits and special characters, so as to hinder unauthenticated individuals from deciphering it. Certain registrars even change the codes of domain names registered through them once in a while for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
Obtaining the EPP transfer authorization code for any domain name registered through us under a website hosting account is extremely easy. You won’t need to switch between different user interfaces, since you can administer both your domain names and your hosting account from one single place – our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel. To obtain the EPP transfer code for any domain, you simply need to go to the Registered Domains section and to click the small EPP icon, which will be situated next to each domain name whose extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Our system will email the code to the domain name owner’s email address straight away. In case you want to modify the email, you can do it from the same section of the hosting Control Panel with just several mouse clicks.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you have registered a domain name that you wish to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer authorization code remarkably 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 will find an EPP icon to the right of your domain names, on the condition that 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 ensure that only the owner of the domain can see this info. In case the currently entered email isn’t valid any longer, you can edit it with several clicks without needing to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP transfer code for the respective domain right away.