If you’d like to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, you’ll need to go through several safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present domain registrar – 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 provide this code to the new registrar company, or else they won’t be able to begin the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may contain digits 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 may be altered on a regular basis. Certain domain registrars call this code a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.