If you’d like to transfer a domain name from one domain name registrar to another, you will need to go through a couple of safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP authorization code from the present domain name registrar – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email account and no one else can get it. You will have to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they won’t be able to start the transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may include numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be changed regularly. Certain registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.