If you wish to transfer a domain name from one domain registrar to another, you will have to go through a few safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP code from the present registrar – as long as you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email address and no one else can obtain it. You need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, otherwise they will not be able to start the domain name transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may contain numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy/paste the correct code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Some registrar companies call this code a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.