How to find your iPhone UUID

If you are beta testing an application, or working with a developer to track down an issue, the developer will almost certainly have to ask you to provide your UDID. This page describes details of what a UDID actually is, and how to find it.

When manufactured every iPhone is assigned an identifier that is unique to that physical device. This is commonly referred to as it’s ‘UDID’, an acronym for Universally Device Identifier. It’s worth noting that the UDID is anonymous, e.g. if you have a UDID there is no way to tie that to a person.

iTunes will only install applications that have been digitally signed by a developer using an Apple-provided certificate. Applications can either be signed for the AppStore where they can be used by anyone who purchases a copy, or for AdHoc distribution where users install the application by adding it to iTunes. With Adhoc distribution the developer must include the UDID of all devices in the certificate for the application. This is intended to prevent people freely distributing their applications.

Below are instructions for retrieving your UDID. Alternatively you can download Erica Sudan’s most helpful and free AdHoc Helper Application from the AppStore.

1) Start iTunes and connect your iPhone

2) On the Summary page for your iPhone, click on the word “Serial Number:” text

uuid 1 How to Find Your iPhone UDID

3) The serial number should change to the word “Identifier”, followed by a long string of numbers and digits

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4) When you press CTRL+C (Windows) or Command/AppleKey + C (Mac) and the UDID will be copied to the clipboard and can then be pasted into an Email / IM window / whatever

Do I own my domain name

In technicality no, your domain name is leased to you for a period of time that you took the lease for.  Some domains have a prefixed amout of time that they are leased for for example .co.uk domain names can onlybe leased for 2 years at a time, whereas .com domain names can be registered and leased for any period of time ranging from 1 year to 10 years.


Can someone else take or acquire my domain name?

Simply put if you have not registered your domain name, the answer is yes, you should secure your companies domain name now before someone else does.

Once you have secured your domain name it is yours for the period of time that you have leased it, methods are in place to prevent it being taken or moved away without your consent.  For instance the IPSTAG needs set to another provider on .co.uk domain names and this can only be performed by the registrant.  For .coms the domain must be unlocked to be moved and an unlock code requested, this unlock code will be supplied to the owner of  the domain and you must supply this to the company moving the domain for you for it to be moved.

In worst case senario should your domain be moved and you not agree to this we can contact the body that is in charge of the domain extension eg. Nominet for .co.uk's and ICANN for .com and explain the situation and validate ownership.  They will then move the domain back to your control.

If you have a domain registered you will be notified before it's lease expires that it is due renewal, you will get first refusal on the domain such that if you still want it no one else can obtain it.  At WASP we get an additional 30 days grace on a domain so should for whatever reason you miss the expiry date we will hold the domain for an additional 30 days past expiry to prevent your competitior from snapping it up.