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.

If you have any issues with updating the IPS tag, feel free to contact our support team.

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.


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