Transferring a domain from one company to another traditionally involves the use of a unique authorization code, which different companies call an EPP key, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unauthorized transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. It can be obtained only by the owner of the specific domain and is issued by the current registrar. It must be given to the new registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and generally contains numbers and special characters, so as to impede unauthorized people from hijacking it. Certain registrar companies even change the codes of domains registered through them after a particular amount of time for even better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
You can get the EPP transfer authorization code for any domain that you’ve registered with our company with just a few clicks from the exact same Hepsia Control Panel that you’ll use to administer your shared hosting account. Once you visit the Registered Domains section, you will find all your domains conveniently displayed in alphabetical order. If a certain extension supports transfers between registrar companies with an EPP transfer code, you will notice an EPP button on the right side of the respective domain. If you click that button, the code will be emailed to the email associated with the Registrant contact for the given domain dame. If needed, you can update the contact information, including the email address, without needing to leave this Control Panel section, in case the current email address isn’t valid anymore.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to obtain its EPP transfer authentication code with just one single click of the mouse, if you decide to move it to some other registrar. All it takes to do that is to log in to your Hepsia hosting Control Panel, to go to the Registered Domains section and to click on the EPP button, which will be next to the domain. Of course, such a button will be available only if the specific generic or country-code domain extension supports transfers with an EPP code. Within a minute, an email that contains the code will be sent to the domain name registrant’s email address associated with that domain name. You can edit the latter through the very same section of the Control Panel – in case the one that’s presently listed in the WHOIS register is not a valid one. Since the update will propagate without any delays, you can request the EPP code right after that.