Changing your domain registration company

Changing your domain registration company

Summary

If you are unhappy with the company your domain name is registered with it is possible to move. This guide will give you a basic outline on how to make the change.

How you go about moving the name will depend on the names ending such as whether it is a .com or .co.uk etc. For more information on domain name endings please see our guide What are domain names?

Changing your .co.uk name

  1. Open an account with a new domain registrar
  2. Select to 'Transfer a new domain name'
  3. Enter in the box provided your full domain name
  4. The new company will then provide you with what is called an IPS TAG.
     

An IPS TAG is the unique identifier which each domain registrar is assigned.  It is usually made up of around 6-8 alphanumerical characters.

  1. Log into the control panel of your existing domain registrar
  2. Select the domain name you wish to transfer
  3. Look for the option to transfer the domain to a new provider
  4. When prompted enter the IPS TAG of your new provider.
     

Important - The IPS TAG must be entered correctly. If entered incorrectly your domain name will not be moved and will be very difficult to retrieve.

  1. Your domain name will now be moved from your old account to your new one. This can take up to 24 hours

 

Changing your .com or .net name.

  1. Open an account with a new domain registrar
  2. Select to 'Transfer a new domain name'
  3. Return to your existing provider and log in to your control panel
  4. Select the name you wish to transfer
  5. Select to unlock your domain name and follow processes to unlock the name
  6. Return to the main control panel
  7. Look for the option to request the EPP Key or Authorisation Code (some providers use different terminology)
     

An EPP key or Authorisation code is a password used to move a domain name from one account to another

  1. The EPP Key is then emailed to the address associated with your domain
  2. Once received, log into your new domain registrar account
  3. Select the name you entered to transfer previously
  4. Enter in the box provided the EPP from the email (ensure you copy and past the code to prevent errors)
  5. The name should be transferred into your new account within 24 hours
     

Other domain endings such aseueu orieie have different processes  to change your registrar. For more information on these specialised domains please contact your new domain registrar.

 

 

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