Transferring a Top Level Domain Name to 123 Reg

This article will provide instructions on how to transfer all top level domain name types to 123 Reg.

In order for a TLD domain to be transferred into your 123 Reg account, there are a few things that need to happen.

Firstly, please make sure the domain is “unlocked” or “active” by entering the domain name in the Search for your domain name box found on our home page. If your domain is locked, please contact your current domain registrar to have the domain unlocked.

To check the domain’s current registrar and admin contact email address, enter the domain name in the Search for your domain name box found on our home page, click on the taken link next to the extension of the domain you wish to transfer to see the results of a whois lookup.

Lastly, you will require the authorisation code for your domain name, this is a unique code to your domain supplied by your current registrar, they will only let you know this, who in turn lets us, so when the transfer request is processed and the code is entered, check that it is correct.

Please note: Top Level Domains names that are newer than 60 days or within 7 of entering redemption can not be transferred in or out of 123 Reg or any other registrar.

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Go to and type your domain name into the Domain Search Box, click on the transferbutton.

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Select your domain name from the list, then click Add To Basket.

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Your domain name will now be added to the basket, click on the Checkout button to continue.

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Confirm that you are the owner and allowed to transfer the domain name then click on Continue button.

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If already a customer enter your login details and press the Log me in button, if not fill in your details.

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  • Then follow the on-screen instructions.

What Happens Next?

When the transfer has started, the current email address of your 123 Reg account will receive an email from the registry to approve the transfer of your domain.

The Authorisation(Auth)/EPP code provided by your current provider is used to approve the transfer through this email.

Once you have authorised the transfer, it can take up to 5-7 days for the transfer to be complete and the domain to be fully manageable in your account.

Checking the status of your transfer

To check the status of your domain transfer please see How can I check the status of my domain transfers?