Here at ETNHost, we recommend that you keep your domain name where you host your website. It is easier to manage, fewer passwords to worry about, better security, and last but not least this way you get a piece of mind. You will receive regular notifications from us through e-mail when the renewal date for your domain name is due and you will not miss to renew the domain name and risk your website to become inaccessible.
Transfer of domain names may take anywhere between 3 and 10 days until completion. Before initiating a domain name transfer of a domain name registered with 123 Reg, you will need to make sure that the following conditions apply:
To prepare your domain name to be transferred away from 123 Reg you must engage in the following steps
To unlock your domain name go to the Domain Names section and choose the desired domain, which you wish to transfer from the drop-down section and then click on Manage right next to it. Find Manage Domain Locking and click on it then on the link Unlock Domain.
To turn off the domain name privacy simply go to the Domain Name Section and find the WHOIS privacy and click on Manage and then check Off.
To do that go to the Account Management section and click on the Update Personal Information button. To make changes to your Account Information, click on the Edit Details button. After you are done click the Update button and Save.
To obtain the EPP code you must go to the Domain Names section and choose the desired domain, which you wish to transfer from the drop-down section and then click on Manage right next to it. Then click on Request Authorization Code.
After completing the preparation, let some time pass (a day or so) before you initiate the transfer. You can also check the Whois info for your domain. You can do this at http://www.whois.net or http://whois.domaintools.com or similar sites, to make sure everything shows up and is correct.
Once ready, you can now submit a transfer request for the domain:
Note that you will also receive a transfer approval email to the listed administrative contact for the domain. After the transfer is confirmed the losing registrar (123 Reg) has 7 days to release the domain. If everything is ok, the domain will be released and added to the Domains Section in your ETNHost account.