Transferring a domain from one company to another generally entails the use of a unique domain name authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP authorization code, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unsanctioned transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. It can be obtained only by the domain owner and is provided by the present domain 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 usually contains digits and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthenticated persons from hijacking it. Some domain name registrars even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a particular interval of time for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you have a hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is surprisingly easy. You won’t have to log in and out of different interfaces, since you can administer all your domains via the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your hosting account. You’ll see all active domains the moment you sign in and to the right of the domain names whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred away, you’ll notice a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click the icon. The code is always sent to the registrant’s email address, so if the one that you specified originally is no longer valid, you can update it with several mouse clicks from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to get its EPP transfer authentication code with only one click of the mouse, in case you decide to transfer it to a different domain name registrar. All it takes to achieve that is to log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to visit the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be to the right of the domain. Of course, such a button will be available only if the given generic or country-code TLD extension supports transfers with an EPP transfer code. Within one minute, an email message that contains the EPP code will be sent to the domain owner’s email account associated with that domain. You can edit the latter through the same Control Panel section – in case the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS details isn’t a valid one. As the update will take effect without any delays, you can request the EPP transfer code directly after that.