Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another usually involves the use of a unique domain name authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism 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 current domain name 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 impede unauthenticated persons from guessing it. Some registrar companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a particular interval of time for even better safety.

EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can get the EPP transfer code for any domain name that you’ve registered with us with only a couple of clicks of the mouse from the same Hepsia Control Panel that you will use to administer your shared website hosting account. Once you go to the Registered Domains section, you will see all your domain names conveniently listed in alphabetical order. In case a particular extension supports transfers between registrar companies with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button next to the given domain name. If you click that button, the code will be emailed to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the domain name in question. If you want, you can update the contact details, including the email address, without needing to leave this Control Panel section, in case the currently listed email address isn’t valid anymore.