Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly entails the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different registrar 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 unwanted transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain name and is issued by the present registrar company. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and typically includes numbers and special symbols, so as to impede unauthenticated individuals from deciphering it. Certain companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain interval of time for even greater security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Web Hosting

In case you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you’ve got a shared web hosting account with us, getting its EPP authentication code is surprisingly easy. You won’t have to sign in and out of different systems, as you can administer all your domains via the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your hosting account. You’ll see all existing domain names as soon as you sign in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred, you’ll see a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name owner’s email address, so in case the one that you specified at first isn’t valid anymore, you can update it with a couple of clicks from the very same section.