Transferring a domain from one company to another typically entails the use of a special transfer authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP authentication code, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection measure against unwanted transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the domain owner and is provided by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often comprises of digits and special symbols, so as to hinder unauthorized people from cracking it. Some domain name registrars even alter the codes of domains registered through them after a particular interval of time for even greater safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Web Hosting
You can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain that you’ve registered through our company with just a few clicks from the same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to administer your shared web hosting account. As soon as you visit the Registered Domains section, you will see all your domain names conveniently shown in alphabetical order. If a particular extension supports transfers between domain name registrars with an EPP code, you’ll see an EPP button next to the respective domain. If you click on that button, the code will be sent to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain dame. If needed, you can update the contact info, including the email address, without the need to leave this section of the Control Panel, in case the currently listed email address isn’t valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to obtain its EPP transfer code with just one click of the mouse, in case you decide to move it to a different domain registrar. All it takes to do that is to sign in to your Hepsia Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click on the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of the domain. Of course, such a button will be there only if the particular generic or country-code TLD extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within sixty seconds, an email message that includes the EPP code will be sent to the registrant’s mailbox associated with that domain. You can change the latter through the very same Control Panel section – in case the one that’s currently listed in the WHOIS register is not a valid one. As the update will propagate without any delays, you can request the EPP transfer code directly after that.