Domain Registration and Transferring: .CO.UK, .ORG.UK & .ME.UK



Anyone in Great Britain, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man can register the CO.UK, .ORG.UK, .ME.UK. TLDs.  If the owner is not from one of those 4 countries then an “Address of Service” in the Admin contact must be located in one of these areas.


Before you submit to transfer your .uk domain name to HostPapa, please do the following:

Contact your current provider and ask them to change the IPS tag to PROMOPEOPLE. Some providers will do this through a control panel, but others will need a fax, email or letter to carry out the change.

If you are not able to contact the current IPS tag holder, or if the tag holder will not change the tag, you can ask Nominet UK to change the tag for you. They will attempt to contact the tag holder for your domain. If they do not receive a satisfactory reply, they will change the tag themselves. The procedure for doing this can be found on Nominet’s website here. There may be reasons why your current registrar will not change the tag, such as contractual obligations (ie: a transfer out fee). In these situations Nominet will not override any such agreements between you and your current registrar.

Please note: .UK domains can be transferred even if they have expired, however it is advisable that you have at least 2 weeks registration remaining on the domain name.

Unlocking your domain

Sometimes, you will need to unlock your domain to start the transfer process. Find out how to unlock your domain at various domain registrars below:

Network Solutions

For further questions, or if you need help, please open a support ticket from your HostPapa Dashboard. Click here to learn how to do it.

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