Transferring a domain name from one company to another traditionally entails the use of a special domain name authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP authorization code, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsolicited transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain and is issued by the current registrar company. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and ordinarily comprises of numbers and special characters, so as to stop unauthenticated persons from hijacking it. Some companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain period of time for even greater security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
In case you have a domain name registered through our company and you have a cloud web hosting account with us, getting its EPP authentication code is astonishingly easy. You won’t have to sign in and out of different user interfaces, as you can manage all your domain names through the exact same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your web hosting account. You will see all active domains once you log in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred away, you’ll find a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name registrant’s mailbox, so in case the one that you shared initially is not valid anymore, you can change it with a couple of mouse clicks from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you’ve registered a domain name that you want to transfer, you can obtain the EPP transfer authentication code incredibly easy through the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll manage both your domains and your account. If you go to the Registered Domains section, you will notice an EPP logo next to your domains, as long as their TLD extensions support transfers between registrar companies with such a code. All codes are sent automatically by our system to the registrant’s email to make sure that only the owner of the domain name can receive this information. If the currently listed email address isn’t valid, you can change it with several clicks of the mouse without the need to leave this section of the Control Panel. The change is instant, so you’ll be able to request the EPP transfer code for the given domain name straight away.