Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another traditionally entails the use of a special authorization code, which different companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security measure against unauthorized transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is provided by the current registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and ordinarily contains digits and special characters, so as to hinder unauthorized individuals from breaking it. Some domain registrars even alter the codes of domains registered through them after a certain interval of time for even greater security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting

In case you have a domain name registered through our company and you have a hosting account with us, getting its EPP authorization code is surprisingly easy. You will not have to log in and out of different Control Panels, since you can manage all your domain names through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared hosting account. You’ll see all existing domains as soon as you log in and to the right of the domains whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred away, you’ll see a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name registrant’s email account, so in case the one that you specified at first isn’t valid any longer, you can change it with a few mouse clicks from the very same section.

EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you would like to transfer any domain name that’s registered under a semi-dedicated server account to another company, you can get its EPP transfer authorization code with a couple of mouse clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel. All registered domain names will be displayed in a different section. Quick-access controls will permit you to use separate features. To get the transfer code, you simply have to click the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of any domain name whose extension supports transfers with an authorization code. Our system will email the code to the registrant’s email address, which is currently listed in the domain name’s WHOIS record. If you want, you can update this email from the same section of the Control Panel before requesting the transfer authorization code. The update will take effect instantly, so you will not have to wait for the new email address to be shown on WHOIS lookup websites.