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.

Transferring your domain to 123 Reg is a straightforward process. 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 Authorisation Code from your current registrar.

Your current registrar should be able to provide a unique Authorisation Code, also known as an EEP Code or Transfer Key, to confirm the transfer. Some registrars will display the authorisation code within your account, while others may email it to you upon request. 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 the steps outlined above, you can perform the following:

How to transfer a domain to 123 Reg

Step 1 of 9

Start by visiting the 123 Reg Homepage. From there, select ‘Transfer your domains to us’ to access the Domain Transfer page.


Alternatively, select ‘Domain Names’ from the top left of the menu and click ‘Domain Transfer’ from the drop-down.

Step 2 of 9

From the Domain Transfer page, type your domain name into the search tool provided and click Search.


Step 3 of 9

This will bring you to the ‘Transfer Domain’ screen. From here, you’ll be able to see your domain’s current status. Before you can continue, the domain you wish to transfer will need to be unlocked. If you haven’t already done so, please visit your current registrar to unlock your domain and get your Authorisation Code.

You can update your domain status information at any time by clicking ‘Refresh status’.


Step 4 of 9

Once your domain is unlocked, enter your domain’s Authorisation Code into field provided. Then, click Continue.


Please note: An Authorisation/EPP Code can vary in format and length depending on the domain registrar. Each code is unique to its domain and can include letters, numbers, and special characters.

Step 5 of 9

Your domain name will now be added to your basket. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the checkout process.


Step 6 of 9

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

Step 7 of 9

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

Step 8 of 9

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

Step 9 of 9

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

For more information about what each transfer status means, please read the following article: Understanding Domain Transfers

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