If you decide to transfer a domain name from one company to another, you’ll have to go through a couple of safety steps. One of them is getting a special EPP code from the present domain registrar – on the condition that you are the domain registrant, since the code is sent to the owner's email account and nobody else can obtain it. You have to provide this code to the new domain registrar, or else they won’t be able to initiate the domain name transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may contain numbers or special symbols such as dots or commas, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy and paste the right code. As an extra safety measure, the transfer code for a domain may be altered regularly. Some domain name registrars call this code a domain password, an Auth key or a domain secret as well.