United Kingdom .UK domain name Registration Rules
.UK Domain Name for the United Kingdom
The UK, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to give it its full title, is a country made up of four nations that all hate each other.
While the UK used to be notable for the large British empire, it is more commonly remembered for its Queen and incessant rainfall. But what brings England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland together now more than ever is the succinct new .UK domain.
.UK is the new domain that's fresher than the North wind on a Southend seafront.
.UK is for anyone in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
.UK isn't restricted for personal or business use, so it's the most versatile UK domain around.
.UK is the ideal domain for protecting your brand and complements your existing domains.
.UK is the fourth most popular top-level domain name in the world with over 10 million registrations.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and register your .UK domain name now!
.UK Domain Name Registration
.UK domain names can be registered for 1-10 years and renewed after this period.
There are no specific requirements for registering a .UK domain name. Anyone can register .UK domain names.
During the domain registration process any specific requirements will be displayed and you may be asked to enter relevant information. For example, if you have a .co.uk domain name that was registered before October 28, 2013, then you have priority in registering the corresponding .uk domain name.
.UK Domain Name Renewal
You can renew your domain name manually or you can setup Auto Renewal which is an optional feature available with all of our domains. The renewal date depends on whether you manually renew your domain name or set it to auto renew. We will attempt auto renewal on the 7th day before the domain name's expiration date. If this renewal attempt fails, we attempt renewal again on the 3rd day prior to the domain name's expiration date.
If all the renewal attempts fail and you do not manually renew your domain name by the expiration date, you must restore it. For more detailed information on how to recover your domain click here.
.UK Domain Name Transfer
.UK domain names are very easy to transfer, you can transfer your .UK domain name 30 days after registration to any registrar. Transferring your domain name to Aust Domains is a simple process using the domain transfer page. Domain name transfers do not affect your website or emails. Your services connected to this domain name will not be affected. To start a transfer select Transfer Domains in the menu bar at the top of the page, under Domains.
.UK Domain Name Privacy
Private domain registration is available for .UK domain names, which allows you to protect your identity and private information, is recommended for all businesses. This option is available during domain registration, domain transfer, and in your domain Account Manager.
.UK General Questions
Which registry controls .UK domain names?
All .UK domain names are controlled by the United Kingdom registry Nominet, but it is faster and cheaper to buy them from licensed Nominet registrars.
Can I backorder .UK domain names?
Yes, we currently support the backorder of .UK domain names. For more detailed information click here.
Can I move my .UK domain name between accounts?
Yes, but when you move the domain name, the registrant's first name, last name, and company name cannot change.
Can I change the contacts on .UK domain names?
Yes, you can change your contact information on .UK domain names. For instructions on how to change your contact information click here.
Can I forward .UK domain names?
Yes, you can forward .UK domain names. For instructions on how to forward domain names click here.
Name Server requirements for .UK domain names
There are no name server requirements for .UK domain names. You can use up to 10 name servers per domain name. All specified name servers must be valid, set up correctly for the domain name and operative.
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