As a UK-based organisation, we are always keen to work with UK partners. Next on our list was finding a UK-based domain name registrar. We settled on Netistrar, an independent ICANN accredited registrar & Nominet accredited channel partner.
UK domains (e.g. .co.uk .uk) will not be affected - Smart are a Nominet partner and register these domains directly with the registry.
Making this transatlantic migration is an important step in securing Smart’s footprint in the UK. Netistrar are a very agile company, allowing us to offer a streamlined domain service for both existing and new registrations.
Smart has over 20,000 generic domains spread over multiple registrars, consolidating them into one, UK registrar is an exciting time for us.
When your domain is due for renewal, you will receive an invoice as usual. Once this invoice has been paid (you decide to renew); we will automatically start the transfer process.
For most domains we will be able to complete this process entirely automatically. For others, you will receive an email from the current registrar (OpenSRS/Tucows) detailing the EPP authorisation code.
Should we need you to supply the EPP code to us, we will send you an email containing a link where you can submit your domain name EPP code securely to us. We need this to initiate the transfer, we will then complete the transfer for you.