Transferring a domain from one company to another normally involves the use of a special authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security measure against unauthorized transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain name and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and commonly includes numbers and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthorized persons from cracking it. Certain domain name registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them from time to time for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you have a domain name registered through our company and you have a shared hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is surprisingly easy. You will not have to sign in and out of different Control Panels, as you can manage all your domain names through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your web hosting account. You’ll see all registered domains the moment you log in and to the right of the domains whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred, you will notice a small EPP icon. All it takes to get this code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the domain name registrant’s email account, so if the one that you specified originally is no longer valid, you can edit it with several clicks of the mouse from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you’ve registered a domain name that you’d like to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer authorization code astonishingly 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 notice an EPP icon next to your domains, on the condition that their TLD extensions support transfers between registrar companies with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to ensure that only the owner of the domain can receive this info. In case the currently listed email address is no longer valid, you can change it with a few mouse clicks without leaving this Control Panel section. The update is instant, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the respective domain name straight away.