Transferring a .uk domain to another host

Note: To host a domain's email and website with another provider, simply change its A, MX or nameserver records.

.uk domain transfer process

Note: To transfer a domain name that is less than 60 days old, you must fax or write to us on letter-headed paper in order to make the request.

Step 1: Log into your reseller control panel and select the domain you wish to transfer in the Domains section.

Step 2: Click Transfer options in the left hand menu.

Step 3: Next, enter the IPS tag of your new domain name registration provider. This is a short code, in capital letters, that you can obtain from your new provider.

Example: Fasthosts' IPS tag is FASTHOSTS.

Step 4: Click Continue, then click Finish to confirm the change.

The IPS tag will usually change within a few minutes. However, it can take up to 72 hours. You can check the IPS tag of your domain name by performing a WhoIs lookup.

What happens when the transfer is complete

Transferring a domain with 30 days of its renewal date

We charge your account for domain renewals 30 days before the renewal date.

If you transfer a domain after we have charge for its renewal, but before the renewal date, we will not renew and we cannot refund you.

Quick tip: We recommend that you wait until after the renewal date before you transfer the domain name.

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