Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another commonly entails the use of a special transfer code, which different companies refer to as an EPP authorization code, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a safety measure against unapproved transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain name and is provided by the present domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and normally comprises of numbers and special characters, so as to prevent unauthenticated people from hijacking it. Certain companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them from time to time for even greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting
If you have a Linux shared website hosting packages, you’ve registered a domain name with us and you would like to transfer it away, you can obtain its EPP authentication code with less than several clicks. When you sign into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and visit the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domain names that you’ve registered through us shown in alphabetical order. To the right of each domain name, you’ll notice a mini EPP icon for all gTLD and ccTLD extensions that need a code in order to be transferred between companies. Clicking on the icon will email the EPP code to the domain registrant’s email momentarily. In the same section you can also see and eventually update the email, if the one there is not valid any longer.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
In case you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you have registered a domain name that you’d like to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code surprisingly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will administer both your account and your domain names. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll notice an EPP button to the right of your domains, as long as their TLD extensions support transfers between domain registrars with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to ensure that only the owner of the domain name can see this info. If the current email is not valid, you can modify it with a few mouse clicks without having to leave this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the given domain name right away.