DOMAIN NAMES .UK
From 10 June 2014 a new domain name type is available to register in the uk. It ends in .uk but unlike other domains it is not preceded by .co or .org etc. If you have ever tired of giving your domain name in full or found the domain name is too long to fit on your business card now is the time to register the slightly shorter variant.
Launched today the .uk domain is available to register subject to some rules. Where .co.uk or org.uk or .me.uk existed prior to 28 September 2013 their registrants have precedence to register the .uk variant of the name. The reservation period is five years but we would recommend registering early so you can use either variant. Where none of these existed and where the domain is not excluded anyone can register the .uk name subject to Nominet rules.
Plum Communications are able to register the new .uk domain names now as well as the second level domains managed by Nominet (see below).
The number one domain for British businesses online.
The preferred non-commercial domain for championing causes and raising support, intended for non-commercial organisations and is most commonly used by charities, trade unions, political parties, community groups, educational councils, professional institutions etc.
The personal domain for individuals wanting to build a unique, online presence.
For private limited companies, designed to work with the system used by Companies House, companies should be able to have a domain name which closely matches their company name.
For public limited companies, designed to work with the system used by Companies House, companies should be able to have a domain name which closely matches their company name.
For Internet Service Providers.
For schools, because many schools share similar if not identical names, geographical areas are used as third level domains to differentiate between them. For example, schoolname.area.sch.uk.
Other separately managed domain types include:
.ac.uk for academic establishments such as universities
.gov.uk for government bodies
.mod.uk and .mil.uk for UK Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence establishments
.nhs.uk for NHS organisations
.police.uk for UK Police Force
For more information or to register domain names please call:
Plum Communications Tel: 0161 622 3500 or email: email@example.com.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
DOMAIN NAMES .UK