Just an update folks. I know the hpHosts release is a little late. The sites are currently onto the second round of validation (there's currently 1657 not resolving).
Short of a major catastophy, the next release will be out on Monday January 5th.
As an aside, I found an issue with vURL Online earlier, concerning the two it-mate.co.uk servers. This issue has been fixed and you should now be able to dissect sites with these servers without issue.
I've also updated the hpHosts website to allow for changes and updates to the WhoIs servers, so there should be less problems obtaining WhoIs details (especially for domains with double TLD's such as .ac.uk)