.co.uk / .uk domain names
The .UK extension is managed by Nominet UK. Created in 1985, this extension has gained importance in recent years and it's one of the preferred extensions of its inhabitants.
Actually there are approximately 8,650,000 .CO.UK registered domains.
Rates and features
Extension rules .uk
.uk domain life cycle
.uk domains permit characters from 'a' to 'z', numbers from '0' to '9' and hyphens '-'.
A hyphen '-' is not permitted in the first or last position of the domain name.
Two consecutive hyphens are not permitted in the 3rd and 4th position.
This extension doesn't have any residency requirements.
This extension doesn't have any technical requirements.
.uk domain registrations are immediate.
To perform .UK domain transfers you will need to indicate the following registrar tag to your current registrar: SCIP-ES.
You can renew your .UK domain provided is less than 30 days to reach its expiration date.
It's impossible to cancel the registration of .UK domains.
DNS modification is immediate, please note they must propagate through the network, this process can take up to 6-12 hours to complete, until then the domain will still point to the previous DNS servers.
We allow the usage of DNSSEC on .uk domains. Your domain can take advantage of this additional security layer that DNS servers that are compatible with this technology can provide.
More information is available at: What is DNSSEC and how does it work
Domain owner change
Nominet requires that the change of ownership to a new registrant shall be treated directly with Nominet and the registrants. Both registrants (existing and new) must complete the transfer form and send it to Nominet duly completed along with a letter of authorization. You will find more information in the Nominet web: Instructions for the change of ownership
The change of ownership has an additional cost.
This extension supports:
- IDN Characters
- DNS Modification
- Special DNS requirements
- Whois Privacy
- Transfer lock
We are a Nominet accredited Registrar.