If you want to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another, you will need to pass through a few safety steps. One of them is obtaining a special EPP code from the current domain registrar – provided that you are the registrant, since the code is emailed to the owner's email address and nobody else can obtain it. You will have to give this code to the new domain registrar, otherwise they will not be able to begin the domain transfer process. The EPP codes are case-sensitive and may include numbers or special characters such as commas or dots, which can be easily miswritten, so make sure you copy & paste the right code. As an additional protection measure, the transfer code for a domain name may be reset on a regular basis. Some registrar companies call this code a domain secret, an Auth key or a domain password as well.