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How Long Does a Domain Transfer Take?

It can be hard to tell how long a domain will take to transfer as it can depend on other factors such as disabling registrar lock and obtaining the EPP authorisation code.

As a guide, top level domains (TLDs) such as .com domains can take up to 7 business days to transfer.

.uk domain names on the other hand are much quicker to transfer, and will usually finish transferring within 24 hours.

What is an authorization (EPP) code?

An authorization code (EPP code) is a code generated by a domain registrar when a domain transfer request for a top level domain (.com, .net., .biz for example) is received. This authorization code is given to the customer, who then provides the code to the new registrar.

The EPP code specifies to the new registrar that the domain name is authorized to be transferred from the old registrar.

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