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The importance of a .uk domain

Rights of registration

When the .uk domain was launched on the 10th June 2014, the rights to register were reserved for existing customers who already owned a domain with one of the following extensions: | |
This reservation period ends on the 25th of June 2019, after which your .uk domain will be released to the public, meaning anyone can register it. Registering your .uk domain NOW means you have peace of mind – registering your .uk domain before the deadline both secures and increases your business' online presence, or your own online identity.

Be more visible with the .uk domain

The .uk domain is a shorter, more concise domain for businesses and individuals alike, and delivers the same trustworthiness, reliability, and credibility as a
A .uk domain puts emphasis on your online identity – exactly where it should be. Website visitors and customers, will immediately be able to see that you're a UK brand. It's shorter, easier to remember, improves visibility in UK search engine results, as UK domains may rank higher for searches made in the UK.

Get the most out of your .uk domain

  • 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

.uk domain feature list

A .uk domain from 1&1 IONOS includes the following features:


A professional email address (for example: connected to your domain with 2 GB of mailbox space to start. Upgrade anytime for more space.


For reliable protection of your website visitors and to increase your ranking on Google, one Wildcard SSL Certificate is included per contract.

10,000 subdomains

Up to 10,000 subdomains to customise and structure your website, for example:

Easy setup

One-click activation makes it easy to connect your domain with email, hosting, or social media profiles.

Domain lock

The domain transfer lock ensures your domain cannot be transferred by unauthorised third parties.

24/7 customer support

Our professional, knowledgeable support team is always available for help and advice, 24/7.
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Register your .uk domain

FAQs – Frequently asked questions
Domain names ending in,, and, 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,,,,, or registered.

Where a domain was registered after the 28th of October 2013 but before launch on the 10th of June 2014, the 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 and those not managed by Nominet, such as,, and so on.
The same rules also apply to the existing and 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 .uk launch, you do not qualify.

If your existing domain name ( 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 domains with rights.
If your domain name is eligible for the .uk equivalent, but you don't want to register it, no one else will be able to register it until the 10th of June 2019. After the 10th of June 2019, the domain will become available to anyone who wants to register it.

If you would like someone else to be able to buy the .uk domain name before the 10th of June 2019 – 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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