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How to transfer your domain from 123-reg to 20i

Here’s how to transfer your domain name from 123-reg to 20i and start saving on renewal prices.

Domains that are newer than 60 days can't be transferred out of 123 Reg. This is due to ICANN rules to prevent fraud. If it’s after 60 days, follow this process: 

How to transfer a domain from 123-reg
  1. Log in to your 123-reg control panel
  2. Select Domain Names within ‘Manage active products’. Choose the domain you want to transfer and select 'Manage'.
  3. If your domain is locked, choose 'Manage Domain Locking' under Domain transfers and set it to 'Off'.
  4. If you have Domain Ownership Protection, click this under Domain basics and select 'Options' > Turn off'
  5. You'll prompted for your Domain Ownership Protection password. If you don't have this, you will need to request a new password, which will involve an identity check.
Then, if your domain ends with .uk:
  1. Select 'Change IPS tag', under Domain Transfers
  2. Enter the IPS tag for 20i, which is ‘STACK’, then click 'CHANGE IPS TAG NOW'.
  3. Log in My20i, and select Transfer a Domain.
  4. Enter the domain name and select 'Search'.
  5. Add the domain to your basket and complete checkout. Transfers are free. The transfer will complete almost instantly.
If your domain ends in .com, .net, .org and most other domains, follow these steps:
  1. In your 123-reg account, if not already there, go to Domain Names within ‘Manage active products’. Choose the domain you want to transfer and select 'Manage'.
  2. Under Domain transfers, select 'Request Auth Code'. Take note of it.
  3. Log in My20i, and select Transfer a Domain.
  4. Enter the domain name and select 'Search'.
  5. Add the domain to your basket and complete checkout.
  6. There's a £6.00/$12.00 transfer fee to move the domain. But don't worry, for most TLDs you'll get an extra year added to the renewal totally free of charge.
  7. An email will be sent - usually instantly but can take up to 6 hours - to the e-mail address listed as the Admin Contact.
  8. Follow the link in this e-mail and 'Approve' the transfer by entering the authorisation code obtained earlier.
  9. Once authorized, the transfer will complete automatically within 5 days.
If domain ends in .uk.com, .gb.com, .eu.com, .uk.net, .gb.net and .eu.net (CentralNIC domains):
  1. In your 123-reg account, if not already there, go to Domain Names within ‘Manage active products’. Choose the domain you want to transfer and select 'Manage'.
  2. Under Domain transfers, select 'Request Auth Code'. Take note of it.
  3. Log in My20i, and select Transfer a Domain.
  4. Enter the domain name and select 'Search'.
  5. Add the domain to your basket.
  6. You’ll be prompted for the Authorisation Code. Enter it here.
  7. Complete checkout.
  8. You will be charged for a year’s domain registration (or as long as you wish).
  9. The transfer will complete automatically within 5 days.

You've now transferred your domain from 123-reg to 20i, so you can start getting better value from now on.