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This is an authorisation (Auth-Info) code. In order to get this, you will need to be the main admin contact for the .IE domain. The domain needs to be active and not expired. Once generated, EPP codes are valid for a specified time frame, usually 14 days.
You can usually find the code in the control panel on the domain registrar’s website. Blacknight cannot get this for you if you are transferring from a different registrar to our system.
If you can’t get the code from your existing registrar (for example, GoDaddy, LetsHost etc), you must email the .IE domain registry (formerly known as the IEDR) at email@example.com from your admin email address and request the code. If you send it from a different address (for example, one that doesn’t have the admin permissions), then the .IE domain registry will direct you back to your existing registrar.
Alternatively, login to your Blacknight account, click 'Domains' then 'Transfer Domains to Us'.
Our head office is based in Co. Carlow, Ireland, so your data is protected by Irish and EU protection law.
Our trusted customer service team is on hand to help if and when you need it.
This means you don’t need us to complete a transfer, it’s simple and hassle-free.
To transfer a .IE domain, you need an Authcode from your current registrar. It’s pretty easy to get and should be in your domain management dashboard. If you are having issues getting the Authcode from your current registrar for your .ie transfer you can request a new one from https://www.weare.ie/find-or-change-your-registrar/. The new Authcode will be sent directly to the email address assigned to the Admin Contact on the domain name. Please note that the IEDR will not give out Authcodes by telephone.
Transferring a domain is a very easy process. We recommend planning ahead to ensure that you initiate the transfer as far in advance as possible from your domain renewal date.
You will first need to ensure that your domain’s listed details are correct, in particular the email address. You must have access to the domain’s admin contact email address to complete the transfer.
Important note: Domains cannot be transferred between registrars until the domain is 60 days old.
To transfer a .uk / .co.uk / .me.uk / .org.uk domain, do the following:
Note: If you have also purchased a hosting package and are transferring your existing website, please refer to our notes on domain migration
Enter your .EU domain name above to initiate the transfer process.
Please note: If you are making significant changes to the domain holder contact details EURid will consider this to be a “trade”.
EU domain transfers DO NOT add a year to the registration period. The registration period of one year is reset when the transfer completes.
You will need an EPP code to do a .EU transfer.
No, in most cases, when you transfer, you get another year added to your current registration term. Some extensions, like .EU do not add a year and your domain will expire when it was originally scheduled to.
Blacknight will notify you via the registrar contact email when the transfer is completed. You will also usually receive an email from your old registrar that a domain has been transferred out.
Yes, you will need to make sure you update your nameserver and DNS records after the transfer. You should immediately update your nameservers to Blacknight’s free domain nameserver hosting, and then update your DNS records to ensure continuity of service for your website, email and other services that use the domain. Your previous domain nameserver provider will eventually shut off your nameserver access (how long varies by provider).
In most cases, you can during the registrar’s domain renewal grace period. If it’s beyond the grace period and the domain has been ‘dropped’ then you cannot transfer it because you no longer own it.
No, as your nameservers and DNS records won’t change right away. If you don’t update your DNS records with us, then yes, your website and email could eventually break. It’s important to check your email and make sure you update your nameservers to Blacknight and then change DNS records as soon as the transfer is done. DNS settings will not be ported in the transfer (make note of them all before you start the transfer!).
Yes, of course. Transferring a domain only transfers the billing service for whom you have the domain registered with. You can continue to point your website and email to whichever provider works best for you.
It depends on the domain extension and the systems of the registrar losing the domain. Some transfers take less than a day, some transfers can take up to a week.
If you are the owner of the domain and wish to transfer it internally to another account, or have any other query relating to the domain please contact our sales team.
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