Transferring a domain name from one company to another typically involves the use of a unique domain name authorization code, which different companies refer to as an EPP authorization code, a domain password or an AuthInfo code. This code can be used as a safety measure against unwanted transfers with all generic and with most country-code extensions. The code can be obtained only by the owner of the given domain and is provided by the present domain name registrar company. It must be given to the new domain registrar company because the transfer cannot be started without it. The code is case-sensitive and often includes numbers and special symbols, so as to prevent unauthenticated people from guessing it. Certain domain registrars even reset the codes of domain names registered through them after a certain amount of time for even greater safety.