How to transfer a domain away from 123 Reg to ETNHost?

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. 


Once the domain name is transferred to us, you will get one year of a free domain name renewal as a bonus.

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:

  • The domain must be more than 60 days old. This is not an ETNHost, nor 123 Reg, specific rule, but rather a rule implemented by ICANN, the organization that governs domain registrations. 
  • The domain has been Unlocked for transfer from 123 Reg.
  • The domain is showing your current e-mail for the admin contact in the whois as that is where the authorization email will be sent.
  • The domain must not be too close to its expiration date, as 123 Reg will normally auto renew domains 15 days prior to expiration.


The 60-day holding period only applies to domain transfers between registrar providers when a domain is either newly registered or recently transferred. If you just ended site services with another provider (without transferring the domain to another registrar), then the 60-day hold shouldn't apply at all. If the hold did apply, it still shouldn't prevent you from pointing it to another host service to start up a new site.

To prepare your domain name  to be transferred away from 123 Reg you must engage in the following steps

  1. Log into your 123 Reg account;
  2. Unlock your domain name

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

  1. Turn Off the domain name privacy

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.  

  1. Update your contact info if needed

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.

  1. Obtain the EPP code

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 or or similar sites, to make sure everything shows up and is correct.

Once ready, you can now submit a transfer request for the domain:

  • Start within your ETNHost account .
  • Proceed with posting an order for the domain name transfer by clicking on the Domains tab.
  • Upon the request of the domain name transfer, you will need to enter the Authorization/EPP code. Once the code is entered then the process will begin.

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.



Once you start a domain name transfer you must remember that you can't change your DNS, Whois info, contact info and so on.

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