If you decide to transfer a domain name from one company to another, you’ll have to pass through a couple of security steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP 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 address and nobody else can see it. You will need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they won’t be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may include digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an extra security measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be altered on a regular basis. Some domain name registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, an Auth key or a domain password as well.