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Determining Current IPSTAG For a .co.uk Domain

Overview

So, what is the IPSTAG? You can think of it as a code that attaches your domain to a particular Internet Service Provider (ISP). Whoever has the IPSTAG is the organisation that has ultimate administration control of the domain.

How To

Typically you would change IPSTAG only when changing your ISP - but how would you know it's changed? The solution is with the registrar themselves - Nominet provide a WHOIS facility to query various aspects of any domain you wish.

For example, the following link queries our own domain for registration details:

http://www.nominet.org.uk/whois/lookup?query=1stlineit.co.uk

The section of most interest is here:

Registrar:
    Internet Engineering Limited t/a Hosting UK [Tag = INTERNETENG]
    URL: http://www.hostinguk.net

In this case, the IPSTAG is INTERNETENG

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