Are you one of the 3.2 million people who have rights to a .uk domain?

Domains registered before 23:59hrs on 28 October 2013 acquired the rights to the equivalent .uk domain.

If you own a .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk, or ltd.uk domain, the matching .uk domain may have been reserved for you until 25 June 2019.

This could mean if you own yourwebsite.co.uk, your equivalent .uk domain, so yourwebsite.uk, may have been reserved. After 1 July 2019 any reserved .uk domains that have not been registered will be released into the public domain. This means they can be registered by anyone.

How to register a reserved .UK domain

You will need to register the .uk domain name yourself before 6am BST (UTC+1) on the 25th of June 2019. We suggest you contact our support team who will be able to help you with this.

What are the costs to register a .UK domain?

There is no difference in price to a standard domain registration. The current prices for both registration and renewal are £5.99+VAT per annum.

What happens if I don’t register the corresponding shorter .uk domain?

When your rights elapse on 25th June, the ‘reserved’ domain will be available for registration by someone else.

If I don’t take up the corresponding .UK domain, what happens to my existing registration?

Your existing domain is unaffected and will continue as usual. Remember to continue to renew your registration each year.

When exactly do the rights expire?

06:00 BST (UTC+1) on 25th June 2019.

Where can I find more information?

Nominet provide more information and a "Rights of Registration" search at the following site: https://www.theukdomain.uk/do-i-have-uk-rights/

If you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us or alternatively, you can contact Nominet via phone; +44 (0)1865 332244 or email; nominet@nominet.uk.



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