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What is your Nominet Tag (IPS Tag)?

What is an IPS tag?

The IPS tag is required on all .UK domain names by Nominet, the .UK domain name governing body. It’s used to identify the registrar associated with a specific .UK domain name. Every UK registrar has it’s own unique IPS tag.

How can I check the IPS tag on my domain?

To find out which IPS tag your domain currently has set, you’d need to perform a WHOIS lookup on the domain name. A WHOIS will return the registrar information, along with the domain name’s registration and expiry date, nameserver information and it’s registration status.

An example WHOIS lookup is shown below – in this case, the Registrar is 20i Ltd and uses our IPS tag ‘STACK’:

  Domain name:
        example.co.uk

    Data validation:
        Nominet was able to match the registrant's name and address against a 3rd party data source on 31-Jul-2018

    Registrar:
        20i Ltd [Tag = STACK]
        URL: http://www.20i.com

    Relevant dates:
        Registered on: 01-Jan-2017
        Expiry date:  01-Jan-2027
        Last updated:  03-Jan-2023

    Registration status:
        Registered until expiry date.

    Name servers:
        ns1.stackdns.com
        ns2.stackdns.com
        ns3.stackdns.com
        ns4.stackdns.com

    DNSSEC:
        Signed

    WHOIS lookup made at 10:08:32 06-Jan-2023

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This WHOIS information is provided for free by Nominet UK the central registry
for .uk domain names. This information and the .uk WHOIS are:

    Copyright Nominet UK 1996 - 2023.

How do I transfer a domain name to 20i using the IPS tag?

To transfer domain names ending with .uk, you'll first need to contact your current provider and request they change the tag to STACK. Once the tag change has been completed you'll be able to complete the transfer over to us.

If you're having any problems with changing your tag we recommend contacting Nominet.

For more information on how to transfer a domain to 20i please see here: https://www.20i.com/support/domain-names/transfer-domain-20i

 

How do I change the IPS tag on a domain name registered with 20i?

If you’re looking to move your domain name away from 20i, then you’d need to update the Nominet IPS tag to the tag for the registrar you’re moving to.

To do this, you’ll need to:

  1. Log in to your My20i account and go to Manage Domains
  2. Select Options and then go to Manage
  3. Select Transfer Away
  4. Enter the new IPS tag and press Submit

Please note that all tag change requests are actioned immediately via our automated system and that we are unable to undo them. If a tag is change is made in error you will need to contact the new tag holders in order to transfer back.