If you’d like to transfer a domain name from one domain registrar to another, you will have to pass through several safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authorization code from the present registrar company – as long as you are the registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email address and no one else can get it. You’ll need to provide this code to the new registrar, otherwise they will not be able to initiate the transfer procedure. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an extra security measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be altered regularly. Some domain registrars call this code a domain password, an Auth key or a domain secret as well.