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 first:

  • Make sure that your domain name is ‘unlocked’.
  • Acquire your domain’s unique Authorisation/EPP Code from your current registrar.

Be sure to check our guide to see what steps you may need to take to acquire this information: Transferring third-party domain names to 123 Reg

Please note: Top-Level Domains names that are newer than 60 days or within 7 of expiry cannot be transferred in or out of 123 Reg or any other registrar.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you can perform the following:

How to transfer a domain to 123 Reg

Once you’ve completed the steps outlined above, you can perform the following:

Step 1 of 8

Start by visiting the 123 Reg Homepage. From there, type your domain name into the search tool provided and select the magnifying glass icon.

Search for domain


Step 2 of 8

On the next page, select Transfer my domain.

Select Transfer my domain


Step 3 of 8

Your domain name will now be added to the basket. Select the cart icon in the top-right corner to continue.

Select Cart icon


Step 4 of 8

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the checkout process.

Continue to Checkout


Step 5 of 8

Once you’ve done this, access your 123 Reg Control Panel.



Step 6 of 8

Next, select Manage All opposite Domains within the ‘All Products and Services’ section.

Step 7 of 8

On the next page, select Transfers in the left-hand menu.

Step 8 of 8

This will take you to the Domain transfers page, where you can see the status of your transfer request.

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. It may take up to 4 hours for you to receive this email, so don’t worry if it doesn’t come through straight away.

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 read the following article: Understanding Domain Transfers