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Why is a .uk domain important for you?

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 as.co.uk.



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

What are the 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



.co.uk | .org.uk | .me.uk


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.

.uk domain feature list

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

Features

Available

1 email account with 2 GB mailbox space

Access to professional Webmail

5 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 customers

Register your .uk domain

  • Which domains are eligible for the rights to an equivalent .uk domain?

    Domain names ending in .co.uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk, 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 .co.uk, .org.uk, me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, or .net.uk registered.

    Where a .co.uk domain was registered after the 28th of October 2013 but before launch on the 10th of June 2014, the co.uk 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.
  • Which domain names are not eligible for the rights of registration?

    The current domains that are not eligible for this process are .sch.uk and those not managed by Nominet, such as .ac.uk, .mod.uk, and so on.
  • What are the rules of registration?

    The same rules also apply to the existing .co.uk and .org.uk 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.
  • What if a domain name with a right to the .uk equivalent expires or is cancelled on or after the launch date?

    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 (www.placeholder.co.uk) 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 .co.uk domains with rights.
  • What if I have the rights but do not want to register the domain name?

    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.