When you purchase a domain name, you become the domain registrant. That means the registrar has notified the registry, you have full control over that domain name for a specified period. This time period is how long you have registered the domain; it can be as long as ten years.
You can complete a domain transfer easily. Allowing you to change who manages the domain. For the most part, this is done to get a better deal. However, it can be to consolidate existing hosting services.
For whatever reason, you have the right to transfer your domain at anytime, unless under specific restrictions. For instance, you cannot transfer a domain more than once within a 60-day period, as to prevent domain hijacking.
TLD’s or Top Level Domains, for instance .com and .co.uk, are managed by different registries, each with different transfer procedures in place.
To transfer your domain to us, please take note of the below guides. Referencing the TLD you wish to transfer.
Check the domain is not locked. If locked, the transfer will be prevented due to the following error: clientTransferProhibited.
This will prevent issues later that could lead to increased waiting times. If you’re unsure how to unlock your domain, please visit your current registrars’ website for more information, for example this is the procedure at GoDaddy.
[For a .co.uk or other UK TLD] You need to ask your existing domain provider to change the IPS TAG on the domain to ours which is ‘UNLIMITED‘. Once completed, and under our tag, the domain transferred. Important: You’re still required to create a transfer purchase order in order for this process to be completed.
[For a .com, net, .org or other TLD] Request an authorization code (EPP code) from your current registrar, this will be required in the next step.