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How To Transfer Your Domain Name Away From Fasthosts

Sep 10, 2008
Transferring a domain name away from fasthosts to your new ISP/Registar is usually a fairly simply process. Below you will find a simple step by step domain name transfer guide to help you with your transfer from Fasthosts.

Uk Domain Name Transfer (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .ltd.uk)

Fasthosts domain management and tansfers are done through UKREG, go to: http://www.ukeg.com

1. To transfer a Fasthosts domain away from UKreg, you'll first need to check if it was initially registered at UKreg or if it was transferred into UKreg from elsewhere.
2. Click on the 'Members Login' link at the top of the page.
3. Go to UKreg and select 'Configure Domains'.
4. Select the domain you'd like to move and choose 'Change IPS Tag'.
5. The IPS tag for (your new ISP) enter it here.
6. If the domain was transferred into UKreg you must also send a fax, on headed notepaper or company letterhead if registered to your company, to UKreg providing the following information:

The new IPS tag name
The username and password for your UKreg account
The domain name

The support fax number for UKreg is 0870 888 3555.
Next, go to will need to contact you new ISP to complete the transfer.

gTLD Domain Name Transfer (.com, .net, .org, .info, .biz)

Go to: http://www.ukreg.com

1. Log into your UKreg account.
2. Select 'Configure Your Domains' in the middle of the page.
3. Select the domain you wish to unlock by clicking on the domain registration link.
4. Click on 'Change your renewal settings'
5. Click 'Transfer options'. This does not apply to .eu domains.
6. Click 'Unlock (yourdomainname) now'.
7. Update your contact details, making sure the email address you use is active.
8. Copy the Auth Code details.

You will now need to contact new ISP to complete the transfer. Some ISP's will complete the transfer request on your behalf and some have a domain management system where you can do the transfer yourself.

When transferring a gTLD domain name from one Registry to another, one year registration will be added to your domain name automatically. For this reason some ISP's/Registrar's charge for transfers and some don't! so make sure before you check before you start the process.

Transfers usually take between 3-7 days depending on the Registry. However, this should not effect any services provided by your ISP during the transfer process.

Please note: If you have not requested the transfer within 7 days Fasthosts/UKREG automatically reinstate the Registar-Lock on your domain name.
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