If you would like to transfer a domain from one registrar company to another, you’ll have to pass through a couple of safety procedures. One of them is obtaining a unique EPP code from the present domain name registrar – as long as you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email address and nobody else can see it. You have to provide this code to the new domain registrar, otherwise they won’t be able to initiate the transfer. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of digits or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Certain domain name registrars call this code a domain password, an Auth key or a domain secret as well.