Transferring a domain name from one company to another usually entails the use of a special domain authorization code, which different companies call an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a safety mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is issued by the present domain registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and usually includes digits and special characters, so as to impede unauthenticated individuals from breaking it. Certain domain name registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a certain period of time for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting
In case you have a domain registered through us and you’ve got a web hosting account with us, getting its EPP transfer code is extremely easy. You won’t have to sign in and out of different Control Panel tools, since you can administer all your domain names via the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your web hosting account. You will see all existing domain names once you log in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred away, you’ll find a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click the icon. The code is always sent to the domain owner’s email, so if the one that you specified originally is not valid anymore, you can edit it with several clicks of the mouse from the exact same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you have registered a domain name that you wish to transfer, you can get the EPP transfer authorization code really easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll administer both your account and your domains. If you visit the Registered Domains section, you’ll notice an EPP sign on the right side of your domains, as long as their TLD extensions support transfers between domain name registrars with such a code. All codes are emailed automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to make sure that only the domain owner can obtain this information. In case the current address isn’t valid anymore, you can edit it with a few clicks without leaving this Control Panel section. The change is instantaneous, so you will be able to request the EPP code for the respective domain straight away.