With over 10 million registrations, .UK is one of the world's most popular top-level domain extensions. If you're an e-commerce website, you definitely need a .UK domain. Over two-thirds of people polled in the UK prefer to buy from a website that ends in .UK.
Until 2014, if you wanted a UK-centric domain name, the primary option was the longer second-level address .co.uk,. Now that shorter .UK domains are available to the public, this memorable extension is the perfect way to keep the focus where it should be: on your brand name.
.UK is the obvious choice for any site that's based in the United Kingdom or caters to a UK audience. Don't be left out. Reserve your .UK domain before someone else does.
Special Requirements for .uk Domain Names
Who can register uk domains?
Anyone can register uk domains! Nominet, the registry which manages the official top-level domain (TLD) of the United Kingdom, does not restrict registration to UK persons or entities only. Nominet asks for the following information:
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At DreamHost, we care about your privacy, and we’re happy that Nominet does too! Nominet hides all personal information by default for individuals, for free! Please note that Nominet does not extend this policy to non-individual domains such as companies or partnerships.
How to register a uk domain.
There’s a process unique to uk domains that reflects geographic requirements that we explain below. It’s super fast and easy!
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