If you wish to transfer a domain from one domain name registrar to another, you will have to pass through a few safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP code from the current registrar – as long as you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the domain owner’s email address and no one else can obtain it. You have to give this code to the new registrar, or else they won’t be able to start the domain transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset on a regular basis. Certain domain registrars refer to this code as an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.