Transferring a domain from one registrar company to another typically entails the use of a special transfer code, which different registrar companies call an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unwanted transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer process cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and typically includes numbers and special symbols, so as to impede unauthorized people from guessing it. Some domain registrars even alter the codes of domains registered through them after a given period of time for better security.

EPP Transfer Protection in Web Hosting

You can get the EPP transfer authentication code for any domain that you’ve registered through us with only a couple of clicks from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you will use to manage your web hosting account. Once you go to the Registered Domains section, you’ll find all your domains neatly listed in alphabetical order. In case a certain TLD extension supports transfers between registrar companies with an EPP code, you will see an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain name. If you click on that button, the code will be emailed to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain. If you want, you can update the contact information, including the email, without even leaving this Control Panel section, if the currently entered email address is not valid anymore.

EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you register a domain name 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, if you decide to transfer it to a different domain registrar. All it takes to accomplish that is to log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to navigate to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be next to the domain name. Of course, such a button will be there only if the particular domain extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within a minute, an email message that contains the code will be sent to the domain name registrant’s mailbox associated with that domain. You can change the latter through the exact same Control Panel section – if the one that is presently listed in the WHOIS archives isn’t a valid one. As the update will propagate without any delays, you can request the EPP code immediately after that.