If you would like to transfer a domain name from one domain name registrar to another, you’ll need to pass through a couple of safety procedures. One of them is obtaining a special EPP code from the present domain name registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email account and nobody else can obtain it. You will have to give this code to the new registrar company, otherwise they won’t be able to start the transfer process. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy & paste the correct code. As an additional safety measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain may be reset regularly. Some companies call this code an Auth key, a domain password or a domain secret as well.