Transferring a domain from one company to another normally involves the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unauthorized transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the particular domain and is provided by the current registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and traditionally comprises of numbers and special symbols, so as to hinder unauthenticated people from hijacking it. Certain domain name registrars even alter the codes of domain names registered through them after a particular period of time for greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through us and you’ve got a shared hosting account with us, getting its EPP authentication code is very easy. You will not need to log in and out of different admin consoles, since you can administer all your domain names through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your web hosting account. You’ll see all registered domain names as soon as you log in and to the right of the domain names whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred away, you’ll notice a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s mailbox, so if the one that you specified originally is not valid anymore, you can update it with a few mouse clicks from the very same section.