The process for transferring a domain to another registrar is different depending on the domain's extension. Please read the instructions related to your domain.

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For .uk domains (e.g. .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk)

.uk domains are known as a ccTLD or country code Top Level Domain and managed within each country by a nominated registration body.

In the UK, the nominated registration body is Nominet and you can visit their website to find out more about their services.

1. Obtain the IPS tag of the registrar you'd like to move to.
Every Nominet registrar has what is called an IPS tag. An IPS tag is the label that applies to each registrar that registers domains in the country-code top-level domain uk and is required to transfer domain names from one registrar to another. [1]

Before you can transfer your domain away you must first find out what the new registrar's IPS tag is. If you are not sure what it is you can either ask them to confirm or check the list of registrars that Nominet maintains.

2. Login to your Weave Client Area and select the Domains button.

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3. Locate the domain you wish to transfer away and click on the Manage Domain (spanner) button.

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4. On the Domain Details page click Release Domain tab. Here you can enter the new registrars IPS tag in the box and click on Release Domain.

This is not reversible. Once a domain has been released it is beyond our control and can only be returned by the receiving registrar.

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5. You should now follow the steps required by your new registrar complete the transfer.



For .com, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .us and other domains

.com, .org, .net and other non-country specific domains are known as gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains).

Transferring gTLDs away from Weave Studios requires several steps are completed correctly, otherwise, the transfer will fail. Please read this guide carefully to avoid observing any problems.

1. Login to your Weave Client Area and select the Domains button.



3. Locate the domain you wish to transfer away and click on the Manage Domain (spanner) button.

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4. Click Contact Information in the right-hand menu and ensure the contact information is correct, including, and most importantly the Admin contact email address. If it's not and you make any changes the domain will be locked for 60 days, preventing any transfer.

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5. Unlock the domain. Click Registrar Lock in the right-hand menu and then click Disable Registrar Lock.

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6. Now click Get EPP code. The domain must be unlocked to obtain the EPP code.

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You will need the EPP code in order to initiate the transfer request to the new registrar (gTLD transfers are like a PULL process).

Depending on which registrar the domain is registered with you will either be shown the EPP code on-screen or the system will send the EPP code to the Admin Contact email address for the domain. You should receive the EPP code within 24 hours.

If you are sure that you have completed Steps 3 through 6 and you don't receive your EPP code, please check in your spam/junk folders.

If you still cannot find it, please ensure that messages from transfer-approval.com are whitelisted within your spam filtering system, and repeat Step 6 again.

If you still don't receive the EPP code please contact us immediately.

7. You should now follow the steps required by your new registrar to transfer in the domain - they will require the EPP code during the process, so ensure you keep it safe.

It can take up to five days for a domain transfer to complete.

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