If you want to transfer a domain from one domain registrar to another, you will have to pass through a few security steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authentication code from the current domain registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email account and no one else can see it. You will have to provide this code to the new domain registrar, otherwise they won’t be able to initiate the domain name transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may contain numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy/paste the right code. As an additional security measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be changed on a regular basis. Some companies refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.

EPP Transfer Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

You can easily obtain the transfer code for any domain registered under a semi-dedicated server account if you decide to transfer it away. This can be done through the same Control Panel, via which you manage your account, so you will not have to sign in and out of different admin interfaces. All you need to do is go to the domain management section of the Control Panel and click the EPP button for the domain that you’d like to transfer, provided that its TLD extension supports transfers with a code. Our system sends all codes automatically to the domain owner’s email listed in the domain name’s WHOIS record, so in case the email that is currently listed is out of date, you can modify it with a few clicks of the mouse without needing to leave the Control Panel’s domain management section.