Transferring A .CO.UK Domain


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Transferring .CO.UK domain

To transfer a .co.uk domain to us, you will need to complete a couple of steps first. We have created a separate tutorial for this, as it specifically for .co.uk domains.

US Customers

  1. You will need to contact your current registrar for the .co.uk domain and have them update the IPS Tag for the domain to ‘TUCOWS-CA’.

    Please Note: This will put the domain under our registry… but in order for it to be under our account you must perform the below steps as well.

  2. Once the IPS Tags have been updated to ‘TUCOWS-CA’, then follow the below article on placing an order. Since the IPS Tags will be under OpenSRS once you place the order with us the domain will sync up to our account and renew for an additional year as well.

    Please Note: Following the steps in the below wiki will show you need to enter an EPP Code. Since .co.uk domains do not have an EPP code you can enter in a fake/random string of text in this box… since the EPP code field is required:Transfer Domain to Us.

UK Customers

  1. You will need to contact your current registrar for the .co.uk domain and have them update the IPS Tag for the domain to ‘Hostek’.

    Please Note: This will put the domain under our registry, but in order for it to be under our account you must perform the below steps as well.

  2. Once the IPS Tags have been updated to ‘HOSTEK’, then follow the below article on placing an order. Since the IPS Tags will be under Nominet once you place the order with us the domain will sync up to our account.

    Transfer Domain to Us.

    Please Note: *Unlike other TLDs, .uk domains do not get an extra year registration when transferring a domain, there is no fee to transfer a .uk domain. If a domain expires near the date of the transfer the domain may expire mid-transfer. .UK domains have a 60 day grace period before Nominet suspends so this should not pose an issue.