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UK Domains - Whats Happening?

On 10 June 2014, we made .uk domain names available for the first time – alongside the rest of our domain family, .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk and so on. We have reserved over 10 million .uk domains for existing domain name holders. This means that, for example, if someone has held ‘mybusiness.co.uk’ since before the 10 June 2014, they have the reserved right of registering ‘mybusiness.uk’, up to 10 June 2019.

The .uk equivalent of the following domain(s) has been reserved for you, but please check our Rights lookup tool to find out who (if anyone) has the right to register any .uk domain.

If your registration has terminated, cancelled or transferred for any reason then your right will have lapsed and you may disregard this message.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

  • If you want to register the short .uk version of your UK current domain, contact your domain registrar or hosting company.
  • If you think you may want to register the .uk version of your current UK domain at a later date – you can do this any time between now and 10 June 2019 - simply ensure that you maintain your current registration.

Whether or not you choose to register the .uk version has no effect on your current UK domain, which will remain yours for as long as you choose to maintain your registration.

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