Some examples of when you might do this could include; if you were selling your business or domain name to someone else, transferring it between two different individuals, or transferring it from an individual to a limited company.
The good news is your registrar (the company who looks after your domain name for you) may be able to complete the transfer for you. Check our list of registrars; if yours is shown as ‘Accredited’, please contact them to see if they can complete the process on your behalf.
If your registrar is unable to complete the transfer, you can start this process yourself in your Nominet Online Services account.
Our transfer service costs £10 plus VAT, even if you’re transferring more than one domain name.
If a domain is being transferred to you, you can find information here on ‘What do I need to do if a domain name is being transferred to me?’
If you’re looking to keep ownership of your domain name but would like to move it to a new registrar (domain provider) please see our ‘Can I switch the registrar I have my domain name registered through?’ article.
There are two parts to transferring a domain name to someone else. The first part is completed by you – the current registrant – and the second part by the new registrant – the person you are transferring the domain to.
To start the transfer process, you will need to log into your Nominet Online Services account and complete a registrant transfer request. Find help on logging in to your Nominet Online Services account here.
Your part in this process is now complete – the next part of the process is managed by the person you’ve transferred the domain name to, you can read more about that here.