Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another traditionally entails the use of a unique authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unauthorized transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the particular domain name and is issued by the current registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often includes numbers and special symbols, so as to stop unauthenticated individuals from deciphering it. Some registrar companies even change the codes of domains registered through them after a particular period of time for even greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authorization code for any domain that you have registered through us with just a few clicks of the mouse from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you will use to manage your shared hosting account. As soon as you go to the Registered Domains section, you will see all your domain names conveniently listed in alphabetical order. In case some TLD extension supports transfers between domain name registrars with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button next to the respective domain name. If you click on that button, the code will be emailed to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the domain in question. If you wish, you can edit the contact info, including the email, without the need to leave this Control Panel section, if the current email isn’t valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you have registered a domain name that you want to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer code really easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage both your domains and your account. If you visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll find an EPP symbol to the right of your domain names, provided 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 domain owner can receive this information. In case the currently listed email isn’t valid any longer, you can modify it with a couple of clicks of the mouse without needing to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the specific domain straight away.