If you want to transfer a domain from one company to another, you’ll need to go through several safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present domain name registrar – on the condition that you are the registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email address and nobody else can get it. You have to give this code to the new domain name registrar, otherwise they will not be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may contain digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer code for a domain may be altered regularly. Some domain registrars refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you have a domain name registered through us and you have a shared hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is very easy. You won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panel tools, since you can manage all your domains via the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your web hosting account. You’ll see all existing domains the moment you log in and next to the domains whose extensions require an EPP authentication code in order to be transferred, you’ll see a mini EPP icon. All it takes to get the code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the domain name registrant’s email address, so if the one that you shared initially isn’t valid anymore, you can edit it with a couple of mouse clicks from the same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you wish to transfer any domain that’s registered under a semi-dedicated server account to another company, you can obtain its EPP transfer authorization code with a couple of clicks from your Hepsia Control Panel. All registered domains are shown in a separate section of the Control Panel. Quick-access controls will enable you to use different functions. To obtain the EPP transfer code, you simply have to click on the EPP sign, which will be next to any domain name whose extension supports transfers with a transfer authorization code. Our system will email the code to the domain owner’s email, which is presently listed in the domain name’s WHOIS record. If you want, you can change this email address from the very same Control Panel section before requesting the transfer code. The update will propagate instantly, so you will not need to wait for the new email address to appear on WHOIS lookup web sites.