Transferring a domain from one company to another generally involves the use of a special domain authorization code, which different registrar companies call an EPP authentication code, a domain name password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a security mechanism against unsolicited transfer attempts with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the particular domain and is issued by the present domain registrar company. It must be given to the new domain name registrar company because the transfer process cannot be initiated without it. The code is case-sensitive and normally contains numbers and special characters, so as to prevent unauthorized persons from deciphering it. Certain domain registrars even reset the codes of domains registered through them after a certain amount of time for greater safety.
EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You can quickly get the transfer code for any domain registered under a semi-dedicated server account if you decide to transfer it away. This can be achieved through the exact same Control Panel, via which you administer your account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different admin panels. All you have to do is go to the domain management section of the Control Panel and click the EPP button for the domain name that you’d like to transfer, provided that its TLD extension supports transfers with a code. Our system emails all codes automatically to the domain owner’s email listed in the domain’s WHOIS record, so if the address that is currently listed is obsolete, you can edit it with several clicks of the mouse without the need to leave the Control Panel’s domain management section.