If you would like to transfer a domain name from one 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 – on the condition that you are the domain registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's mailbox and no one else can obtain it. You will need to provide this code to the new domain name registrar, or else they will not be able to initiate the domain transfer procedure. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may comprise of numbers or special characters such as dots or commas, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy/paste the correct code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer authorization code for a domain name may be changed regularly. Certain domain registrars refer to this code as a domain secret, a domain password or an Auth key as well.