If you wish to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you’ll have to pass through several safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP code from the current domain registrar – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's email address and no one else can get it. You’ll need to provide this code to the new registrar company, otherwise they won’t be able to initiate the domain transfer process. The EPP authentication codes are case-sensitive and may include digits or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy and paste the right code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be altered regularly. Some domain name registrars call this code a domain password, a domain secret or an Auth key as well.