What is an IPS tag?
An IPS tag is the label that applies to any Registrar that registers .UK domains. While there’s no Auth/EPP code for these domains, an IPS tag change is required to transfer .UK domain names from one Registrar to another.
If you would like to transfer a .UK domain to Namecheap, you must request that your current Registrar change the IPS tag to NAMECHEAP-INC before placing the transfer request.
If you wish to transfer a .UK domain from Namecheap, you must change the IPS tag to the one held by the new Registrar by following these steps:
- Sign in to your Namecheap account.
- Go to Domain List.
- Click Manage next to the domain you want to transfer out.
- Go to Sharing & Transfer tab.
- In the Transfer Out section, click Change.
- Complete the form and click Save Changes.
Please allow 24-48 hours for the changes to take effect.
Alternatively, feel free to contact our support team with a request to change the IPS tag. We will be able to do it for you almost instantly.
NOTE: If you are not sure about your IPS tag, you can find more information at http://www.nominet.uk/registrar-list/ or contact your new registrar.