Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another typically entails the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain name 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 traditionally includes digits and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthenticated individuals from hijacking it. Certain registrars even alter the codes of domain names registered through them every once in a while for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you’ve got a cloud hosting account with us, getting its EPP authentication code is really easy. You won’t need to log in and out of different admin interfaces, since you can manage all your domain names via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared web hosting account. You’ll see all active domains once you sign in and next to the domains whose extensions require an EPP authorization code in order to be transferred, you will see a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain the code is to click on the icon. The code is always sent to the domain name owner’s email account, so in case the one that you gave at first isn’t valid any longer, you can change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the exact same section.