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.