Transferring a domain from one company to another normally involves the use of a unique authorization code, which different companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an Auth code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unapproved transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain owner and is issued by the present domain registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar because the transfer procedure cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally comprises of digits and special characters, so as to prevent unauthenticated individuals from breaking it. Some companies even change the codes of domains registered through them every once in a while for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
If you’ve got a domain name registered through our company and you have a shared hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP transfer code is very easy. You will not need to switch between different admin interfaces, since you can manage all your domains through the exact same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your web hosting account. You’ll see all active domains the moment you sign in and to the right of the domain names whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred away, you’ll find a tiny EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain registrant’s email, so in case the one that you shared originally is not valid any longer, you can edit it with a few mouse clicks from the exact same section.
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 only one single mouse click, in case you decide to transfer it to some other domain registrar. All it takes to accomplish that is to log into your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to go 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 available only if the specific top-level domain name extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within sixty seconds, an email message that contains the code will be sent to the registrant’s mailbox associated with that domain. You can edit the latter through the same Control Panel section – if the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS details is not a valid one. Since the update will propagate without any delays, you can request the EPP transfer code immediately after that.