Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly entails the use of a special domain authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authorization code, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security measure against unauthorized transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name owner and is issued by the current domain registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often comprises of digits and special characters, so as to prevent unauthorized persons from cracking it. Some registrar companies even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a certain period of time for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you have a website hosting account with us, getting its EPP authorization code is amazingly easy. You will not have to switch between different Control Panel tools, since you can administer all your domain names through the same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to administer your hosting account. You’ll see all registered domain names the moment you sign in and to the right of the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authentication code in order to be transferred, you will notice a small EPP icon. All it takes to get that code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s email address, so in case the one that you specified originally isn’t valid anymore, you can modify it with a few clicks of the mouse from the very same section.