Transferring a domain name from one company to another commonly entails the use of a special transfer code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unwanted transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is provided by the current registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and typically contains numbers and special symbols, so as to prevent unauthenticated individuals from cracking it. Some companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain interval of time for even better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Web Hosting
In case you have a shared web hosting, you’ve registered a domain through us and you’d like to transfer it, you can get its EPP transfer code with no more than a couple of clicks of the mouse. When you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domains that you’ve registered with us listed in alphabetical order. Next to each domain, you’ll notice a mini EPP icon for all gTLD and ccTLD extensions that require an EPP code in order to be transferred between registrar companies. Clicking on the icon will email the EPP code to the domain owner’s email immediately. In the very same section you can also see and eventually edit the email address, if the one there is not valid any longer.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to obtain its EPP transfer code with just one click of the mouse, if you decide to move it to some other domain name registrar. All it takes to achieve that is to log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of the domain. Of course, this button will be there only if the particular TLD extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within one minute, an email message that contains the EPP code will be sent to the domain name registrant’s email account associated with that domain. You can change the latter via the same section of the Control Panel – in case the one that is currently listed in the WHOIS register is not valid. As the update will take effect without any delay, you can request the EPP transfer code immediately after that.