Transferring a domain from one company to another commonly involves the use of a special domain name authorization code, which different companies call an EPP key, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unapproved transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain name registrant and is provided by the present registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally comprises of numbers and special symbols, so as to hinder unauthorized persons from guessing it. Certain domain name registrars even alter the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain period of time for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain registered through us and you have a cloud website hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP code is incredibly easy. You won’t have to switch between different platforms, as you can administer all your domain names through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to administer your shared hosting account. You will see all registered domain names the moment you sign in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP authentication code in order to be transferred, you will find a small EPP icon. All it takes to get this code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s email address, so if the one that you gave at first is not valid anymore, you can update it with a few mouse clicks from the exact same section.