Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another ordinarily involves the use of a special authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection measure against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and commonly contains numbers and special characters, so as to hinder unauthorized individuals from hijacking it. Some domain name registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a given interval of time for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a domain name registered through our company and you’ve got a shared website hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is unbelievably easy. You will not have to sign in and out of different user interfaces, since you can manage all your domain names through the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared hosting account. You will see all active domain names as soon as you log in and next to the domains whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred away, you’ll see a small EPP icon. All it takes to get the code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name owner’s email account, so if the one that you shared originally isn’t valid any longer, you can update it with a few clicks of the mouse from the same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you have registered a domain that you wish to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authorization code really easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll administer 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 domain registrars 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 see this info. If the currently listed email address is not valid, you can change it with a couple of clicks without the need to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP transfer code for the specific domain right away.