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Short, sharp, .uk

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£1.00 first year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year
£1/1st year then £10/year

Don't miss out on your .uk domain

There's still time to claim the .uk domain that matches your, or

Rights of registration

When the .uk domain was launched in 2014, the rights of registration were reserved for existing customers who already owned a domain with one of the following extensions:
The official reservation period ended on 25th June 2019, but we have extended the registration deadline for all IONOS customers with an eligible domain. This means you can still claim the .uk equivalent of your, or domain before someone else does.
Registering your .uk domain NOW means you can protect your brand, avoid customer confusion and prevent domain squatting. Your .uk equivalent will be free of charge until May 2020, when the annual renewal fees will apply.
Register your .uk domain

I'm eligible for a .uk domain

How do I register it?

If you're already a IONOS customer and your, or domain has been registered and maintained since 10 June 2014, follow these steps to claim your .uk domain:
  • Log into the IONOS Control Panel
  • Search for the relevant .uk domain
  • Submit your order
Claim your .uk domain(s)

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 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.

What is a .uk domain?

The UK domain is an educational resource that helps small businesses and individuals to achieve more online through every step of the journey. The UK domain is run by Nominet, a profit-with-a-purpose company that uses technology to create a brighter future.
Award-winning support

Our personal consultant service won gold for Best Customer Engagement Initiative at the European Contact Center & Customer Service Awards, the largest awards programme in the customer contact industry.

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Tailored advice. Tips for online success. Technical support. Available via a direct phone number, chat and email. Free of charge for all IONOS customers.

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FAQ – 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 the .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, 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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