Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly involves the use of a unique transfer authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unapproved transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain and is issued by the present domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and frequently includes numbers and special characters, so as to stop unauthorized people from hijacking it. Some companies even change the codes of domains registered through them after a particular period of time for even greater security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting

If you have a hosting plans, you’ve registered a domain through us and you wish to transfer it away from us, you can get its EPP authentication code with no more than a couple of mouse clicks. When you log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all the domain names that you’ve registered through our company displayed in alphabetical order. To the right of each domain, you will notice a mini EPP icon for all top-level domain name extensions that need a code in order to be transferred between domain registrars. Clicking on the icon will send the EPP code to the domain name registrant’s email address right away. In the same section you can also see and eventually update the email, if the one there is no longer valid.