Transfer A Domain Name

Transferring a domain name to UKHost4u is simple and can be done in just a few minutes.

We can help you through the process of transferring your domains from other providers, so you can manage them all under one control panel.

  • For Top Level Domains such as .com domains, you must first unlock the domain name, verify your contact details, and then obtain the EPP authorization code from your current registrar.
  • For UK domains, you just need to contact your current registrar and change the IPS tag to UKHOST4U.

A domain transfer is the procedure where a domain name is transferred from one registrar to another registrar. A typical scenario is moving your domain name from an old hosting provider to a new hosting provider.

There are many reasons you might want to transfer a domain name, for example you may find a new provider which offers more advanced domain management features, or a cheaper renewal cost.

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.


How long a domain name transfer takes to complete depends on the domain name extension.

For .uk domain names, the transfer process only takes a few minutes.

For top level domains such as .com however, the process can take up to 7 days due to the longer verification process.

Domain transfer fees differ between domain extensions.

.uk domain transfers are free, however there is a fee for top level domains like .com – this is because we automatically add an extra year on to the renewal of the domain name once it has been transferred to UKHost4u.

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