Transferring a domain from one company to another commonly entails the use of a special domain authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security measure against unsanctioned transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain name and is provided by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new domain name 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 hinder unauthenticated persons from guessing it. Some companies even change the codes of domain names registered through them once in a while for even greater safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
If you have a Linux hosting, you’ve registered a domain name with us and you’d like to transfer it away from us, you can get its EPP authentication code with no more than a couple of clicks. When you log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and go to the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domains that you have registered through us listed alphabetically. To the right of each domain name, you’ll notice a mini EPP icon for all gTLD and ccTLD extensions that require an EPP code in order to be transferred between domain name registrars. Clicking on the icon will email the code to the domain name owner’s email address straight away. In the exact same section you can also see and eventually change the email, if the one there is no longer valid.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to obtain its EPP transfer authorization code with just a mouse click, if you decide to move it to another registrar. All it takes to accomplish that is to log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to visit the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of the domain name. Of course, this button will be there only if the respective generic or country-code TLD extension supports transfers with an EPP transfer code. Within 60 seconds, an email message that contains the EPP code will be sent to the domain name registrant’s mailbox associated with that domain name. You can edit the latter through the same Control Panel section – if the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS register is not valid. As the change will propagate without any delay, you can request the EPP code immediately after that.