Transferring a domain name from one company to another generally entails the use of a special domain name authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a safety measure against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain name and is issued by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally comprises of digits and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthorized people from hijacking it. Certain registrars even alter the codes of domains registered through them periodically for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer code for any domain name that you have registered with us with only several clicks of the mouse from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to manage your cloud hosting account. Once you visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all your domain names neatly shown in alphabetical order. If a certain TLD extension supports transfers between registrar companies with an EPP code, you will notice an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain. If you click that button, the code will be sent to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain. If you wish, you can update the contact information, including the email address, without needing to leave this section of the Control Panel, in case the currently listed email is not valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with us and you have registered a domain name that you would like to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer authorization code surprisingly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll administer both your account and your domain names. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you will find an EPP button to the right of your domains, on the condition that their extensions support transfers between registrar companies with such a code. All codes are sent automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to make sure that only the domain owner can receive this information. In case the currently entered email address is not valid any longer, you can change it with several mouse clicks without needing to leave this Control Panel section. The update is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the respective domain name right away.