If you want to transfer a domain from one registrar to another, you’ll have to go through a couple of safety steps. One of them is getting a unique EPP authentication code from the current registrar – as long as you are the registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email account and no one else can obtain it. You need to provide this code to the new domain registrar, or else they won’t be able to begin the transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may contain numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy and paste the correct code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be reset on a regular basis. Some domain registrars call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.