Transferring a domain name from one company to another commonly involves the use of a unique transfer code, which different companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unauthorized transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain and is provided by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and commonly comprises of numbers and special characters, so as to impede unauthorized individuals from breaking it. Certain registrars even reset the codes of domain names registered through them every now and then for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain registered through us and you’ve got a hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP code is extremely easy. You will not have to switch between different platforms, as you can administer all your domains through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared hosting account. You’ll see all existing domain names once you log in and on the right side of the domains whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred, you’ll find a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to get the code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the registrant’s mailbox, so if the one that you specified initially is not valid any longer, you can edit it with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the exact same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you would like to transfer any domain that is registered under a semi-dedicated server account to another registrar company, you can get its EPP transfer authorization code with a couple of clicks of the mouse from the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. All registered domain names are shown in a separate Control Panel section. Quick-access controls will enable you to use different functions. To obtain the EPP transfer code, you just have to click the EPP icon, which will be on the right-hand side of any domain whose extension supports transfers with a transfer authorization code. Our system will send the code to the registrant’s email, which is currently listed in the domain’s WHOIS record. If you wish, you can update this email from the same section of the Control Panel before requesting the transfer authorization code. The update will propagate straight away, so you will not have to wait for the new email address to be listed on WHOIS sites.