What is a .uk Domain Name?

This country-code top level domain is offered for individuals, businesses and organisations relating to Great Britain.

There are various .uk domains names that are intended for different purposes:

  • .co.uk is comparable to .com which is short for Commercial. Examples include 1and1.co.uk.
  • .org.uk is short for Organisation. Examples include nominet.org.uk.
  • .me.uk are intended for personal use. Examples include johndoe.me.uk.
  • .uk was originally reserved for official use such as mod.uk, parliament.uk, nhs.uk, etc. but the top-level domain is available for public registration beginning 10 June 2014

If you registered a .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domain name before 10 June 2014, the domain name may be reserved for you to order the .uk equivalent up to and including the day of 25 June 2019.

IONOS only allows orders of .uk domain names through our UK website.

Please note:  If your account does not contain a .uk domain after changing the IPS Tag, look up the WHOIS information of your domain name. If it is tagged to 1AND1 but listed in your IONOS account, add it through the IONOS ###CONTROL_PANEL###. If the TAG is already shown in the WHOIS as 1AND1, the domain transfer will take 1 day.