If you would like to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, you’ll need to go through a few safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authentication code from the current registrar company – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email account and nobody else can obtain it. You’ll have to give this code to the new registrar, otherwise they won’t be able to initiate the domain transfer process. 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 protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be changed on a regular basis. Some registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.