By Clare Lawrence 29th September 2003 Clare is CEO of Discount Domains Ltd a leading UK Domain name registration service.
What is a DETAGGED domain name? We get asked this question regularly.
Only UK domain names can be detagged. A domain name that has been DETAGGED is no longer hosted on valid name servers.
What happens if there are no longer valid nameservers showing against a domain name?
If no valid name servers are showing this means that any services such e-mail or a web site will no longer work.
Who can DETAG a domain name?
Only a domain registration service or agent can DETAG a domain name. This happens if relationship between domain name owner and agent expires, for example if registration fee or renewal fee is not paid.
When are domain names detagged?
Domain names can be detagged at any point after registration. Detagging signifies end of relationship between registration agent and registrant.
It is not necessarily an indication of whether a domain name is paid for or not.
How can I tell if a domain name is DETAGGED?
You will probably notice that email or web site associated with domain name has stopped working.