Transferring a domain from one company to another commonly involves the use of a special authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unwanted transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name owner and is provided by the current domain registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and typically includes numbers and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthorized people from deciphering it. Some registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a certain amount of time for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Website Hosting
In case you have a Linux website hosting, you’ve registered a domain name through us and you’d like to transfer it away from us, you can get its EPP authorization code with no more than a couple of clicks. When you log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel and go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll see all the domains that you’ve registered with us displayed in alphabetical order. Next to each domain name, you’ll notice a small EPP icon for all top-level domain name extensions that require an EPP code in order to be transferred between domain registrars. Clicking on the icon will send the code to the domain name owner’s email momentarily. In the same section you can also see and eventually update the email, if the one there is not valid any longer.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with us, you’ll be able to get its EPP transfer authentication code with just one single click of the mouse, in case you decide to transfer it to some other domain registrar. All it takes to achieve that is to sign 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 given generic or country-code domain extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within one minute, an email message that includes the EPP code will be sent to the domain name owner’s email account associated with that domain. You can edit the latter through the very same section of the Control Panel – in case the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS archives is not a valid one. As the update will take effect without delay, you can request the EPP code immediately after that.