If you would like to transfer a domain name from one domain registrar to another, you’ll need a unique authorization code, which may be referred to by various names – an EPP authentication code, an AuthInfo code, a domain name password, and so on. All these names denote one and the same thing – a code that the domain owner obtains from the current domain registrar and provides to the new one upon ordering. Without a genuine code, a transfer procedure cannot be initiated and this is one of the security mechanisms against unwanted transfers used with all gTLD and with most ccTLD extensions. For even greater safety, the code includes numbers and/or special characters and is case-sensitive, so if you would like to transfer one of your domains, you have to provide the new company with the right code.
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. This can be done through the exact same Control Panel, via which you manage your account, so you won’t have to sign in and out of different systems. All you will need to do is visit the Control Panel’s domain management section and click the EPP button for the domain that you’d like to transfer, as long as its extension supports transfers with a code. Our system emails all codes automatically to the registrant’s email address listed in the domain name’s WHOIS record, so if the email that is currently listed is outdated, you can edit it with a couple of clicks of the mouse without having to leave the domain management section of the Control Panel.