Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another normally entails the use of a special authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the domain name registrant and is issued 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 ordinarily comprises of digits and special characters, so as to impede unauthorized individuals from guessing it. Certain companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a particular period of time for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer code for any domain that you’ve registered with our company with just several 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’ll find all your domains conveniently listed in alphabetical order. In case a certain extension supports transfers between domain name registrars with an EPP code, you will notice an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain. If you click on that button, the code will be emailed to the email address associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain dame. If needed, you can modify the contact information, including the email address, without even leaving this Control Panel section, in case the current email is no longer valid.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to get its EPP transfer authentication code with just one click of the mouse, in case you decide to move it to some other company. All it takes to achieve that is to log into your Hepsia Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click on the EPP button, which will be next to the domain. Of course, such a button will be available only if the particular TLD extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within sixty seconds, an email message that includes the EPP code will be sent to the domain name registrant’s email address associated with that domain. You can modify the latter via the same Control Panel section – if the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS archives isn’t a valid one. As the change will propagate without delay, you can request the EPP code directly after that.