Shorter .uk domain names coming soon

Shorter .uk domain names coming soon


New domains are to be released soon by the UK domain name organisation Nominet. As well as, and, a shorter .uk domain will be available from spring 2014. Nominet are the governing body that oversee all UK domain registrars and mediate any complaints or disputes about UK domains.

Existing owners given first refusal

To give owners of existing UK domains a fair chance of securing the equivalent .UK domains, they will be offered to over ten million owners of domain names first with up to five years to decide if they want to take advantange of the offer. Pricing is similar to other UK domains and is often cheaper than .com and other global domains.

More new domain names available soon

This move coincides with other changes in the domain name industry, with around 1000 new top level domains (TLDs) becoming available over the coming year. The new extensions include .ESTATE, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .VENTURES, .GURU, .BIKE, .CLOTHING, .GALLERY, .SINGLES, .CAMERA, .LIGHTING, .PLUMBING, .EQUIPMENT, .GRAPHICS, and .HOLDINGS.  These new alternatives give businesses who find that their preferred domain has already been taken another chance to get their company name as their domain name.

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