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Transferring your domain from 123-reg.co.uk

This tutorial is to help you get started when you are ready to start transferring your domain from 123-reg.co.uk to another domain registrar.

There are several things that must take place before you can begin to transfer your domain name. Once they are done you can begin the domain name transfer at the home website for the new domain name registrar where you want your domain name transferred to.

This tutorial assumes that you have a domain already registered with 123-reg.co.uk, and we are going to start on their home page.

The first thing you must do is make sure the domain name is not locked or prevented from being transferred out of the current registry. Begin by logging into your 123-reg.co.uk account.

  • From the pull-down menu in the middle of the page, select the domain you wish to transfer then click on the Manage button to open the control panel for this domain.
  • Scroll down then click on the Manage Domain Locking to open the Manage Domain Locking page.
  • Scroll down again and you will see if your domain is locked or unlocked. If it is locked, click on the Unlock domain link.
  • You will now get a confirmation screen showing that the lock has been removed and it is ready to be transferred.

There are several other things that need to be done while you are logged into your account:

  • Ensure privacy protection has been disabled for the domain name before trying to transfer it.
  • You should verify that your contact info is correct and up-to-date both at the current registry and the Whois database.
  • You also should obtain what is called the EPP code or the Auth Code (it may be called a different name).

It is the authorization code that allows the registries to permit the transfer of your domain name. This code needs to be given to your new domain registrar to begin the transfer process. When finished, click the log out button in the upper right corner.

You are now ready to visit our website to initiate the domain transfer request. For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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