.uk Domain Names
New. Short. Smart
The new British domain extension .uk is a great choice for anybody in the UK or looking to target the UK market. It's short and easy to remember and is perfect for new projects and established online businesses, and as Nominet, the .uk registry says, 'Shorter is Sweeter'.
With a .uk domain, you get a simpler web address – and don't forget all our domain names come with a free website, free email and more – just think of all the possibilities!
Why register a .uk domain?
- .uk gets straight to the point
- .uk is easier to remember and type than co.uk
- .uk puts more focus on your website name, not the extension
- .uk has greater international appeal
- .uk is a trusted, versatile domain
What could you do with a .uk right now?
If you’re not quite ready to move your website wholly from your .co.uk domain to .uk, you could use your .uk domain for a specific marketing campaign.
We launched a marketing campaign for the .uk domain itself and created a simple landing page using names.uk as the web address. Link to your new landing page via social media, Google AdWords, blog posts and wherever else you want to shout about it. And don't forget, all domain names registered with us include a free one page website!
Be .uk ready
Alternatively you can simply forward your .uk domain to your .co.uk website and keep a watchful eye over UK domain developments. When UK businesses and brands do start to adopt .uk as the country’s main suffix, you will be ready to make the move with them, instead of lagging behind.
Protect your brand with .uk
Securing the equivalent .uk to your current .co.uk helps to protect your brand and doesn’t let competition or cybersquatters get hold of your important domain. If you registered your .co.uk domain on or before 28th October 2013 you have 5 years to claim your .uk equivalent, however those 5 years are ticking down as you read this. Will you remember to claim your .uk in 2018?
Who can register a .uk domain?
Anybody can register a .uk domain, there are no restrictions.
The rules are largely the same as existing .co.uk and .org.uk domains, except:
- 1. Where the registrant is overseas an address for service in the UK will be required.
- 2. P.O. boxes are unacceptable in the address.
Already have a .co.uk domain?
For the vast majority of you who already have a .co.uk registered on or before 28th October 2013 (over 96% of around 10.5 million domains registered), the equivalent .uk is automatically reserved for you for five years. At any point during that period you can decide to register the new .uk domain as long as your existing domain continues to be registered to you.
‡ The following suffix is on offer when registered for 1 year using the embedded voucher code - .com. The offer price is £4.99 (ex VAT) and is limited to one domain per account. Additionally, the following extensions will be offered at the prices shown (ex VAT) when registered on site for one year: .website - £3.00, .site - £3.00, .tech - £5.00, .store - £5.00, .fun - £3.00, .space - £3.00, .app - £12.00, .london - £14.99, .online - £3.50. Please note, for EU customers VAT rates payable will be subject to your country of residence. Offers are for the first billing period only, do not apply to renewals, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers and may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Namesco Limited. Standard terms & conditions apply.