Do you own an existing .co.uk domain?
Claim your reserved .uk domain now to avoid missing out!
In June, the shorter, sharper ‘example.uk’ domain names became available for the first time alongside ‘example.co.uk’, ‘example.org.uk’ and so on. This represents the biggest modification of the UK namespace since it began. You may have had an email from the UK's registrar Nominet recently informing you of your right to add .uk.
Any unique ‘example.uk’ domain name (e.g. one that does not have an equivalent name already registered as a .co.uk or a .org.uk) is available to register in the normal way.
However, over 10 million existing UK Domain Family customers are being offered the shorter equivalent of their current address, with five years to decide whether they want to use it in addition to, or instead of the domain they already have. In the small proportion of instances where there could be competition – e.g. where one person holds example.co.uk and another holds example.org.uk – the new .uk domain will be offered to the .co.uk registrant.
If you registered a .co.uk domain, before 28th October 2013, then you can claim your reserved .uk domain name simply be entering your desired .uk domain in the form at http://aegishosting.co.uk/support/?m=claimyouruk.
When ordering, you must use the same registrant and contact details as for your already registered domain or the registation will fail. If you're unsure what those are, you can look them up using Nominet's WHOIS tool here.
For more detail on the new .uk domain and release process, please see Nominet's information dedicated hub at dotuklaunch.uk
Our .uk pricing is currently £6.75+VAT for 1 year.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014