Transferring a domain name from one company to another normally entails the use of a unique transfer code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the particular domain name and is provided by the current domain registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally comprises of numbers and special symbols, so as to obstruct unauthorized people from cracking it. Certain registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them every once in a while for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain name that you’ve registered with our company with only several mouse clicks from the same Hepsia Control Panel that you will use to administer your shared hosting account. As soon as you go to the Registered Domains section, you will see all your domain names neatly listed in alphabetical order. In case some extension supports transfers between domain name registrars with an EPP transfer code, you’ll see an EPP button next to the given domain name. If you click on that button, the code will be sent to the email address associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain dame. If you wish, you can modify the contact information, including the email, without even leaving this section of the Control Panel, in case the current email address is not valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to obtain its EPP transfer authentication code with only one single click, if you decide to move it to a different registrar. All it takes to do that is to log in to your Hepsia Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be next to the domain. Of course, this button will be there only if the specific generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports transfers with an EPP transfer code. Within 60 seconds, an email that includes the code will be sent to the domain name owner’s email address associated with that domain. You can change the latter via the very same section of the Control Panel – if the one that’s currently listed in the WHOIS register isn’t a valid one. As the update will take effect without any delay, you can request the EPP code right after that.