How can I check the status of my domain transfers?

This FAQ will show you how you can check on the status of your domain transfers to

When you choose to transfer a domain name from one registrar to another it is not an instant process, so you may want to check the progress of any of your transfers. This can easily be done in your 123 Reg control panel.

Step 1 of 2

Login to your 123 Reg control panel.


Step 2 of 2
  • Click on the Domain transfers option in the Domain names section.


Here you can see all your Domain transfers and their status, also if there is a problem you can, it will tell you what it is and give you the options to fix it.

What does my domain transfer status mean?

The standard domain transfer statuses are below, and are used universally among registries.

  • Pending – Your transfer has failed and we are now waiting for your assistance to restart it. Most probably either your Authorization code was incorrect, or your domain is still locked with the current registrar.
  • Pending Owner Approval – In case you did not submit your domain Authorization code (EPP) during the transfer order or the EPP you provided was incorrect, we may restart the transfer without it. In this case our registrar will send you an approval email to the administrative email address for the domain. You need to follow the instructions in that email in order to approve the transfer. If your domain is on Pending Owner Approval, this means we are still waiting for you to approve the transfer.
  • Pending Registry Approval/Pending Registrar Tag Change – Your transfer order has been submitted to our registrar with valid Authorization code (EPP) and we are now waiting for final confirmation from the previous registrar and the registry before the transfer is complete. There is nothing you need to do, just wait patiently until the transfer goes through.
  • Declined – Your transfer order has been declined by either the domain owner or the previous registrar.
  • Cancelled – Your transfer order has been cancelled. If you did not request cancellation of this domain transfer, please contact us for more information.