If you’d like to transfer a domain name from one domain registrar to another, you will have to pass through a few security steps. One of them is getting a special EPP code from the current registrar – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email address and nobody else can get it. You need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, otherwise they will not be able to begin the domain name transfer. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of digits or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily misentered, so make sure you copy/paste the right code. As an additional safety measure, the transfer code for a domain may be altered on a regular basis. Some domain name registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, an Auth key or a domain password as well.