If you decide to transfer a domain name from one registrar company to another, you will have to go through a few safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email and nobody else can get it. You have to provide this code to the new domain registrar, or else they won’t be able to begin the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may contain numbers or special symbols such as commas or dots, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an extra security measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Some registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
You can quickly obtain the transfer code for any domain registered under a semi-dedicated server account if you would like to transfer it away. This can be accomplished through the very same Control Panel, via which you administer your account, so you will not have to log in and out of different Control Panels. All you need to do is visit the Control Panel’s domain management section and click the EPP button for the domain that you wish to transfer, provided that its TLD extension supports transfers with such a code. Our system sends all codes automatically to the domain name registrant’s email address listed in the domain’s WHOIS record, so if the email address that is currently entered is obsolete, you can edit it with several clicks without having to leave the domain management section of the Control Panel.