Namesco Limited trading on the domain name names.co.uk charge £11.75 per UK domain to change the IPS TAG so that you can move to another Hosting Company or ISP.
To start the Domain Name Transfer
Log into your online account at http://www.names.co.uk/controlpanel.html
click on the .uk domain name to transfer
click the "Transfer Options" link to the left
Go to "Option 3 : Change Nominet TAG" and click the link
enter the new Nominet IPSTAG in the box provided
To transfer away:
Log in to MyFreeola.
Click on the "Domain Manager" link.
Check the box next to the domain and click the "Transfer Out" button.
A screen will be displayed asking if you are sure you want to do this, click continue.
Type in the IPS tag, admin e-mail address or Technical Handle - whichever is relevant, and click "Continue".
Check that the information given is correct and click "Continue"
Follow the payment procedure on screen.
Once the transaction has completed the domain should be transferred away within 48 hours.
Link to Freeola Transfer Page: click here
NetNames.com (and NetNames.co.uk ) charge £22.32 per UK domain to change the IPS TAG so that you can move to another Hosting Company or ISP.
They have a special domain name release form which you need to complete and fax back on 0870 458 9454 or post it to:
Customer Management Group
3rd Floor, Prospero House
241 Borough High Street
To start a transfer, they do not have a transfer page so email them at email@example.com asking for a "Domain Name Transfer Form". They will email it back to you as a PDF document.
You will need to fill in:
Domain Name to Transfer
Do you with to cancel all associated services with this domain name? Yes/No
New Service Providers Name
IPS TAG of your new ISP
Primary & Secondary Name Servers
Credit Card details to pay the £19 + VAT
First 3 characters of your account password
Easyspace is a popular UK hosting company, offering Domain Registration and Domain Name Hosting from as little as £4.75 per year.
Transfering your domain name AWAY from Easyspace is not so cheap.
During a recent domain name purchase, it came to light that the seller did not want to pay the £49 domain name transfer fee imposed by Easyspace.
How to transfer a Domain Name Away From Easyspace?
To move a domain name from Easyspace to another Domain Name Registrar (domain registration company) you need to change the Nominet IPS TAG. To see the IPS TAG on a domain name do a WHOIS lookup, this will show you the current registration information on the domain name.
You can look it up here.
Under where it says "Enter Domain Names (one per line) to check current status" type in your domain name and click "submit domain query".
Where is says:
Domain Name Status WhoIs Register
yourdomain.co.uk Registered Whois Taken
click on "Whois"
Check for this:
Easyspace Ltd [Tag = EASYSPACE]
This confirms your Domain Name is with Easyspace. (TAG means IPS TAG).
To change your IPS TAG
Login to the Easyspace ServiceCentre
Select Domain Management
Select Transfer Management
Click Transfer a domain FROM Easyspace
Select domain and enter new host, IPS TAG, payment details for the £49 release fee
If you receive the error message : "Error: Invalid parameter for 'IPSTAG transfer'"
you need to check with your new hosting company what their IPS TAG is or check with Nominet, the UK registration authority.
Once the IPSTAG has been changed to the new Hosting Company, all Domain Name Administration and renewal fees will be through them.
Link to Easyspace Transfer Page: click here
|Hosting Company||Transfer Page||Transfer Fee|
|Freeola ( GetDotted.com )||click here||£14.10|
|NamesCo ( names.co.uk )||click here||£11.75|
This list is for guidance only, please confirm any costs directly with the hosting company.
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Hosting Companies often do not publish how to Transfer Away a domain name from their service, this site will give you insights how to do this.
Educate yourself now to avoid hidden costs when you come to sell a domain name or move it to another hosting provider.