Transferring a domain from one company to another commonly entails the use of a unique transfer 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 unsolicited transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name registrant and is issued by the present registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally comprises of digits and special symbols, so as to hinder unauthenticated persons from deciphering it. Certain registrar companies even change the codes of domain names registered through them every now and then for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you’ve got a shared service, you have registered a domain name with us and you would like to transfer it away, you can obtain its EPP authorization code with no more than a couple of clicks. When you sign into your Hepsia Control Panel and navigate to the Registered Domains section, you will see all the domain names that you’ve registered through us shown alphabetically. On the right-hand side of each domain name, you’ll notice a mini EPP icon for all generic and country-code top-level domain name extensions that require an EPP code in order to be transferred between companies. Clicking on the icon will email the EPP code to the domain name registrant’s email straight away. 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 Servers
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to obtain its EPP transfer authorization code with just one single click, if you decide to transfer it to another company. All it takes to accomplish that is to sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, to visit the Registered Domains section and to click on the EPP button, which will be to the right of the domain name. Of course, such a button will be available only if the particular generic or country-code domain extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within one minute, an email message that contains the EPP code will be sent to the registrant’s email account associated with that domain. You can edit the latter through the exact same Control Panel section – in case the one that is presently listed in the WHOIS details is not valid. As the change will propagate without any delay, you can request the EPP transfer code right after that.