[intro] When you have completed this Guide, you will have successfully transferred your domain name from 123 Reg to your EKM Domains account.[/intro]



[caution] When your domain is transferring from one provider to another, this can take up to a week for propagation to occur. If you have email addresses set up on your domain already, be aware that you will not be able to use these email addresses until propagation is complete and you have set up the same addresses when your domain is visible on EKM Domains. [/caution]

Logging into your EKM Domains account

1. From the Dashboard, click Settings at the bottom of the left-hand menu:

2. Click Domain Name on the left-hand side of the screen:

3. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page and click the green Log In button:

[remember] If you cannot see the green Log In button, you have not yet opened an EKM Domains account on your EKM online shop. To do this, click here for the Guide.[/remember]

4. Now you’re logged into your EKM Domains account, type the domain name you want to transfer from 123 Reg into the yellow search bar. You don't need to add the .co.uk or the .biz, .org or similar- you can select this from the drop-down menu to the far right of the search bar. Click the Check button:

5. This will display lots of different versions of your domain name. Your domain will be easily found as EKM Domains will recognise that it is registered with another provider. Click the Add button:

6. You’ll then see on the top left-hand side of the page the ‘Your Basket’ element. Click Continue:

7. You will then see your contact details. Check that all of the details are correct and current, then click the Continue button:

8. You can purchase email for the domain at this point, but it can be purchased later on. Click the ‘No Thanks’ button:

9. This will take you to the Basket page. Click the Checkout button:

10. Finally, click the Continue button:

Initiating the Transfer

11. From the EKM Domains Dashboard, click the Domains icon on the top right-hand side of the screen:

12. You’ll see your new domain listed, with a status of ‘Awaiting Transfer from Registrar’. The registrar is the other domain provider, in this case, 123 Reg. We now need to complete the steps to initiate the transfer of the domain from 123 Reg to EKM Domains. Click the More Info button:

13. You’ll then see some instructions advising you to update the IPS Tag on the domain to EKMSYSTEMS. You will then need to open a separate browser tab, log into your 123 Reg account and amend the IPS tag on your domain by following the steps here.

[warning] Before you add the IPS Tag to your domain, you need to make sure that you have backed up and closed down any email accounts that are on the domain you wish to transfer. This is because when a domain is transferred from one provider to another, it will not be active, and the registrar which hosts the domain must host the email service too.

Therefore when closing down and backing up your email accounts, it’s a good idea to write the exact addresses down (such as info@, sales@, service@, etc.) so that when the domain has been successfully transferred you can set up the same email addresses with the new provider. [/warning]

14. Then you need to return to the browser tab that is open in EKM Domains and click the ‘Retry’ button:

15. This will take you to a page that allows you to manage your domain. Click Change Nameservers:

16. Tick the box for Default Nameservers, and then click the Save button:

17. Check your email (the account which is registered as the contact address in your EKM Domains account) and you will have received an email notification which looks like this:

Adding the domain to your EKM online shop

18. Whilst you are waiting for propagation to occur, you need to add your domain to the back end of your EKM online shop. This is to ensure that the domain is pointed at the correct account on the server. To do this, click Settings on the bottom of the left-hand menu:

19. Click Domain Name:

19. Click ‘Use an Existing Domain Name’:

20. Click ‘The Domain Name is not being used’:

21. In the ‘Enter Your Domain Name’ field, add your domain name with the ‘www’s and click the green Add Domain button:

22. This action will add both the ‘www’ version and the non ‘www’ version of your domain to your EKM online shop. You will see them listed at the top of this page - if you have a lot of domain names pointing at your shop, you may need to use the scroll bar to locate them in the list:

Has it propagated yet?

The transfer is now initiated, and you have to wait for propagation to take place before the domain is operational. This can take up to 7 days to take place, but you can check it by opening an incognito browser window and entering the domain name in the address bar. If you see this notification:

...this means that the domain is still propagating. However, when you enter the domain name into the address bar and it directs to the homepage of your EKM online shop, the transfer is complete, and you can continue to use the domain as normal.



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