Transferring a domain name from one company to another typically entails the use of a special domain authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an Auth-Info code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsanctioned transfers with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain name and is issued by the current domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and often includes digits and special characters, so as to impede unauthorized persons from hijacking it. Certain companies even change the codes of domains registered through them from time to time for even better security.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Website Hosting
In case you have a domain name registered through us and you have a shared website hosting account with us, getting its EPP transfer code is stunningly easy. You will not have to switch between different Control Panels, since you can manage all your domains via the very same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared hosting account. You’ll see all active domain names once you log in and on the right side of 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 get that code is to click on the icon. The code is always emailed to the registrant’s email address, so in case the one that you shared initially is no longer valid, you can change it with several mouse clicks from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you’ll be able to obtain its EPP transfer authorization code with just a click of the mouse, in case you decide to transfer it to a different company. All it takes to do that is to log into your Hepsia Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click the EPP button, which will be on the right-hand side of the domain name. Of course, such a button will be available only if the respective extension supports transfers with an EPP transfer code. Within 60 seconds, an email message that includes the code will be sent to the registrant’s email address associated with that domain name. You can modify the latter through the exact same section of the Control Panel – in case the one that’s currently listed in the WHOIS details isn’t valid. Since the update will take effect without any delay, you can request the EPP code immediately after that.