A new, shorter, snappier domain name ending is now available - .UK.
The new ending co-exists with the more traditional .CO.UK ending - it does not replace it - so you should consider protecting your brand and existing .CO.UK domain names. Nominet, the central registration body for .CO.UK and .UK endings, made over 50,000 new shorter .uk registrations within the first 24 hours of the ending becoming available. This makes it one of the fastest selling new domain releases on record.
If you don't own a .CO.UK or .UK domain ending, you should still consider getting one - Over 80% of British users prefer a .UK website to a .COM one when buying online.
Contact our team if you'd like to secure a domain, or if you have any queries.
.uk 5 year right
If you already have a domain name that ends in .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk etc, you may have the priority right to register the equivalent .uk ending. Owners of qualifying domains have 5 years (until 10 June 2019) to exercise their right.
Non-registration and non-renewal of .uk ending
If the .uk ending has not been registered by 10 June 2019, or if it is not renewed at any time after this date, then it will become available for anyone else to register on a first come, first served basis.
If you want to find out if you automatically have the right to a .UK ending, you can look it up using the RIGHTS LOOKUP TOOL. Where a right exists, the third level domain with the right will be shown in the response.
More info regarding the application rules etc can be found here.
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