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:
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.