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I'm eligible for a .uk domain
How do I register it?
- Log into the IONOS Control Panel
- Search for the relevant .uk domain
- Submit your order
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- Email: create a professional email address to demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness
- Social networks: claim your .uk domain and connect it to your social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube
- Blog: build your own British blog or WordPress page, and stand out from the crowd
- Redirect: you can forward the .uk domain to your existing website to get more visitors
- Parking: invest in owning your matching .uk domain to protect your business or online identity
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FAQ – Frequently asked questions
Domain names ending in .co.uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk, are eligible if they meet the following criteria.
If your domain was registered before 23:59 on the 28th of October 2013, you will have the rights to the equivalent .uk domain providing there was no other corresponding .co.uk, .org.uk, me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, or .net.uk registered.
Where a .co.uk domain was registered after the 28th of October 2013 but before launch on the 10th of June 2014, the co.uk domain holder will also have rights to the .uk equivalent as long as there is no 'clash' with any existing domains meeting the criteria above.
The current domains that are not eligible for this process are .sch.uk and those not managed by Nominet, such as .ac.uk, .mod.uk, and so on.
The same rules also apply to the existing .co.uk and .org.uk domains, with two exceptions:
- Where the registrant is overseas, an address for service in the UK is required.
• A P.O. box is not an accepted address.
If your existing domain name was not registered on the 10th of June 2014 or has not been maintained since the .uk launch, you do not qualify.
If your existing domain name (www.placeholder.co.uk) is cancelled and deleted from the register, any right to the new .uk equivalent domain will have been lost and cannot be recovered. That includes .co.uk domains with rights.
If your domain name is eligible for the .uk equivalent, but you don't want to register it, you don't need to take any action. Unclaimed domains will be released for general registration in 2020.
If you would like someone else to be able to buy the .uk domain name before then – for example, you may have been asked if you would be interested in selling the domain name to another person or company – you can do this. You will need to register the .uk domain name yourself and then transfer the domain name to the third party.
For more information on how to check your rights to a .uk domain, you can contact our customer hotline number.
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