If you would like to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you will need to pass through a few safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authentication code from the current registrar company – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s mailbox and no one else can get it. You’ll need to provide this code to the new domain registrar, or else they will not be able to initiate the domain transfer. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may contain digits or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy/paste the correct code. As an extra security measure, the transfer code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Certain registrar companies call this code an Auth key, a domain secret or a domain password as well.