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Claim your .uk domain now

£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year

Why is a .uk domain important for you?

What is Rights of Registration?

When .uk was launched on 10 June 2014, the rights for domain registration were reserved for many existing customers who already owned a | |
website. This reservation period ends on 10 June 2019, after which your .uk domain will be released to the public, and anyone can register it. Registering your .uk domain NOW means you'll have peace of mind – you'll have registered your .uk domain before the deadline, and therefore both secured and increased your business' online presence, or your own online identity.

Be more visible with the .uk domain

The .uk domain is a shorter, more focused domain for business and individuals alike, and delivers the same trustworthiness, reliability, and credibility
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 network: 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 word press 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:
1 email account with mailbox space
Access to professional Webmail
Some subdomains to structure your website
Advanced DNS management
Unlimited e-mail forwarding
24/7 customer support
A wide selection of domains, including new domains
Fast and simple domain setup
Secure your domain with Domain Lock
Regular offers exclusive to 1&1 IONOS customers
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Register your .uk domain

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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