Transferring a domain name from one registrar company to another ordinarily involves the use of a unique authorization code, which different companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unapproved transfer attempts with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain registrant and is issued by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new registrar because the transfer cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and traditionally includes numbers and special symbols, so as to obstruct unauthenticated individuals from hijacking it. Some registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a particular interval of time for better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Cloud Hosting
In case you have a domain registered through us and you have a cloud hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authentication code is unbelievably easy. You won’t need to log in and out of different tools, since you can administer all your domain names via the very same Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to manage your web hosting account. You will see all active domains the moment you sign in and next to the domain names whose extensions require an EPP transfer code in order to be transferred, you will see a small EPP icon. All it takes to obtain this code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain name registrant’s mailbox, so in case the one that you gave originally is not valid any longer, you can edit it with a couple of clicks from the same section.