If you wish to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you will need to go through a couple of safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP authentication code from the present registrar – on the condition 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’ll have to provide this code to the new registrar company, otherwise they will not be able to begin the transfer. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of digits or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Certain companies refer to this code as a domain password, an Auth key or a domain secret as well.