Why transfer your domain name to us?
Great value domains
UK domains are free to transfer and most other domains are only £5. Plus our renewal rates are amongst the best around.
Every domain name at LCN comes with a free IMAP mailbox, meaning you can synchronise and send mail on any device.
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More fantastic domain features
Free email address
We give away a free IMAP mailbox with every single domain name, so as soon as your domain is safely transferred into your LCN account you can start sending and receiving email in no time – on any device.
New domain extensions
You’re no longer limited to age-old domain extensions like .com or .co.uk. Let your imagination run wild and choose from hundreds of new domain name extensions that fit your business, like .website, .club, .london, and .photography.
Move your entire portfolio of domain names over to us and make massive savings. Get .uk domains for as little as £4.25 and .coms from £6.25. Check out our bulk discount page to see what savings you could make.
Domain transfers the LCN way…
Easy domain transfers
Domain transfers have caused many a headache, but not with us! Get the ball rolling by unlocking your domain at your existing provider, then simply submit your domain to us. You can monitor the process every step of the way from your control panel. Plus, our UK support team is never far away if you need a hand.
Add 1 year onto your domain expiry
If you have pay a fee when transferring, we’ll extend the expiry date on your domain name by a whole extra year. The transfer fee for most domain names extensions is just £5 – much cheaper than a typical one-year domain name renewal.
Massive multi-year discounts
So your transfer is complete and your domain is happily inside your LCN account, but what about your next renewal? Well, this is when we can save you some real money. We offer massive discounts – up to 30% – when you renew for multiple years.
What our customers are saying!
That’s about everything you need to know, so we’ll let our customers take it from here…
I've used LCN for many years. They've never, ever, let me down. You can't say fairer than that. I wish others could match this standard. But they can't.
wrote 23 days ago by Steve Lee
We've used LCN to host our club site for many years and can't fault the service received.
wrote about 1 month ago by Gary Swift
I had a domain that needed renewing and I paid them some money and they did it, If only everyone conducted business in this manner, we'd all be able to pay money and get stuff in return
wrote 20 days ago by Steve Baker
increase my e-mail storage capacity by an extra 5mb so easy, it was childs play thank you LCN
wrote 27 days ago by Andrew
Great tech support from @lcndotcom on a Sunday afternoon.
wrote 8 days ago by Anchor Print
There is no better customer service out there than that provided by @lcndotcom - superb every time! Thanks
wrote 2 months ago by Mark Littler
Huge thanks to Andrew in #customerservice @lcndotcom for his help today. As always LCN are fast and efficient. Best domain & web hosting co.
wrote about 1 month ago by Rob Johns
Frequently asked questions about our domain transfer
What is a domain transfer?
How much does a domain transfer cost?
It depends on what type of domain extension you want to transfer. Nominet domains like .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk are totally free to transfer. Most other domain extension types have a fee, but this price usually includes a 1 year renewal. The table below explains it all.
For regular domain registration and renewal rates, please see our domain pricing page.
How long does it take transfer a domain?
Again, it depends on the extension. Generally speaking a domain transfer should take no more than a week. .uk domains usually only takes a couple of days. For more information about transferring a domain to us, check out our domain transfers support guide.
What about downtime?
When you transfer to us, we don’t change any of the DNS details on your domain name – so if your site is online when you begin the move, it should stay online after the transfer is complete. We appreciate that nameservers and DNS can be confusing, so don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we can answer any questions you might have.
How do I unlock my domain and what’s an Authorisation / EPP code?
Your current domain name provider will need to unlock your domain name before it can be moved to us. This can usually be done from your provider’s control panel but in some cases you’ll need to contact them directly.
They’ll give you a string of characters called an EPP code, also known as an auth code. Keep a note of it, as it needs to be entered at LCN when you initiate the domain transfer service at our end.
.uk domains work a little differently – they have an IPS tag instead of an EPP code. To learn more about IPS tags and how you can transfer .uk domains to LCN, check out our next FAQ.
We also have guides on transferring your domain names from other providers…
What’s an IPS tag?
.uk domains don’t have EPP codes because the domain transfer process is slightly different. To move your .uk domains you’ll need to change the IPS tag on your domain – again this can be done via your current domain providers control panel, or by getting in touch with their support team.
To move to LCN you’ll need to change the IPS tag to “LCN”. That’s all there is to it for .uk domains.
Any hidden fees?
No. We don’t do hidden fees – it’s not how we do business. We’re always transparent with our prices and billing, and you can easily access all your invoices and payment details from your account at any time.
Am I tied down? Do you charge to transfer away?
Absolutely not. As we said before, this is your domain name and we won’t charge any fees if you wish to move your domain to another provider in the future, for whatever reason.
What about SEO rankings?
Your place in the search engine results pages will not change as a result of a domain transfer. There are many factors that make up Google’s search ranking algorithm but who your domain registrar is not thought to be one of them.
If you want to learn more check out our beginners guide to SEO.