If you would like to transfer a domain name from one domain name registrar to another, you will have to go through a couple of security steps. One of them is obtaining a unique EPP authorization code from the present domain name registrar – provided that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the domain owner’s email address and no one else can see it. You have to give this code to the new registrar, otherwise they won’t be able to initiate the domain transfer. The EPP authorization codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily mistyped, so make sure you copy and paste the right code. As an extra protection measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be changed regularly. Some registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.