Transferring a domain from one company to another generally involves the use of a special domain authorization code, which different registrar companies refer to as an EPP key, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a protection mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the domain owner and is provided by the present domain registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer procedure cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and ordinarily includes numbers and special characters, so as to obstruct unauthenticated individuals from guessing it. Certain companies even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a given interval of time for better safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Shared Hosting
In case you’ve got a domain registered through our company and you have a shared hosting account with us, obtaining its EPP authorization code is surprisingly easy. You won’t have to log in and out of different Control Panels, as you can manage all your domains through the same Hepsia Control Panel, which is used to manage your shared web hosting account. You’ll see all existing domains once you sign in and on the right side of the domains whose extensions require an EPP code in order to be transferred, you will find a mini EPP icon. All it takes to obtain that code is to click the icon. The code is always emailed to the domain owner’s email account, so in case the one that you specified initially isn’t valid any longer, you can modify it with a few clicks of the mouse from the very same section.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you register a domain name under a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to get its EPP transfer code with only a click, if you decide to move it to another company. All it takes to achieve that is to log in to your Hepsia hosting 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. Of course, this button will be available only if the respective generic or country-code domain name extension supports transfers with an EPP transfer code. Within 60 seconds, an email message that includes the code will be sent to the domain owner’s mailbox associated with that domain name. You can update the latter via the exact same section of the Control Panel – in case the one that is currently listed in the WHOIS database is not valid. As the change will take effect without any delay, you can request the EPP code immediately after that.