Domain FAQ’s

Shown below are some of the most frequently asked questions in regards to domain names – If your question is not listed please feel free to get in touch with us and we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


Some Frequently Asked Domain Questions


What is Sparrow hosting nameservers?

If you wish to use our hosting but want to keep your domain with you current registrar you will need to change your nameservers to:

You can usually change your nameservers at your current registrars domain control panel but if you get stuck you should contact your registrar and ask them to do it on your behalf.

A nameserver change can take upto 48 hours to fully complete.

What is Sparrow hosting IPS tag?

To transfer your UK domain to Sparrow Hosting you will need to change your domains IPS tag to the Sparrow hosting IPS tag which is: EXTEND


How long will it take for my new domain name to become active?

Once you have purchased a domain name from us it will be registered almost instantly however it can take between 24 and 72 hours to become visible all over the internet (this applies to every company).

Will i fully own the domain name?

Yes once you registrar a domain name with Sparrow hosting you will have full ownership for the amount of time you registered the domain. All the contact information you provide to us will be used for the domain whois information.


Can i transfer a domain name out of sparrow hosting?

Yes the domain is fully yours so if you wish to transfer it out of Sparrow hosting to another registrar or transfer ownership to another person/business then you can.

How do i renew my domain name?

We will send you an invoice 30 days in advance so you can either renew or let the domain expire.