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.UK/.CO.UK is the Internet Country Code for the United Kingdom. Unlike other typical TLDs, .UK and CO.UK are ccTLDs and have a different process to transfer than other domain extensions, which in this case, is not supporting AuthCodes. Instead, the management is assigned to reach registrar via IPS Tags. For more insights into TLDs, check out this article:

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What’s an IPS Tag?

IPS Tags is the tool Nominet (the non-profit registry who manages these .UK) uses to assign management of certain domains to certain registrars. This means that if you want to move your domain name to another provider, you would need to change the IPS Tag to the one of your new provider.

What’s Epik’s IPS Tag?

Epik’s IPS-TAG is 1API-DE.

How to Transfer .UK/.CO.UK domains to Epik?

Firstly, reach out to your current registrar and ask them to update the IPS-TAG of the domain(s) you wish to transfer into Epik. After doing so, proceed with a regular domain name transfer to Epik by following this guide:

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How to Transfer .UK/.CO.UK domains away from Epik?

To transfer domains away from Epik, reach out to with your Account Email and PIN #, with your domain names and desired IPS Tag of your new registrar. We’ll notify you once it’s complete, and you may proceed with your registrars’ transfer in process.