Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another usually involves the use of a special domain authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP authorization code, a domain name password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security measure against unwanted transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain and is provided by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and normally includes digits and special characters, so as to hinder unauthenticated individuals from cracking it. Some registrars even alter the codes of domains registered through them every once in a while for even greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you have a shared hosting, you’ve registered a domain name with our company and you’d like to transfer it away, you can get its EPP transfer code with less than a couple of clicks. When you log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domain names that you have registered through us shown alphabetically. Next to each domain name, you will notice a tiny EPP icon for all generic and country-code domain name extensions that require a code in order to be transferred between companies. Clicking on the icon will email the code to the registrant’s email instantaneously. In the exact same section you can also find and ultimately change the email, if the one there is no longer valid.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you’ve registered a domain name that you want to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authorization code very easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage both your domain names and your account. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you will find an EPP button to the right of your domain names, provided that their 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 owner can see this info. If the currently entered email isn’t valid any longer, you can update it with a couple of mouse clicks without having to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the respective domain straight away.