If you’d like to transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you’ll have to go through a few safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authentication code from the present registrar company – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email address and nobody else can obtain it. You will need to give this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they won’t be able to start the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of digits or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be altered on a regular basis. Certain domain registrars call this code a domain secret, an Auth key or a domain password as well.