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Want to have a shorter, more secure and more memorable UK domain name? Then you will want to grab the newest and shortest UK domain extension available, a .uk domain from 34SP.com.
The new .uk domain makes a clear statement that you are serious about online business in the UK. It's brand new and is available to anyone who wants the shortest domain extension in the United Kingdom. Studies have shown that UK buyers prefer to select websites and products clearly associated with the UK - and the new .uk domain name does just that.
What's even better is that if you already have the .co.uk domain - then your .uk domain name has been automatically reserved for you exclusively!
These are domains that end in .uk only. Formerly UK businesses and websites used the longer .co.uk extension. So with the new .uk you can have a shorter, more memorable and more secure website name.
Nominet UK is a non-profit organisation which has been the administrator of UK domain names since 1996. Nominet currently administers the .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .ltd.uk and .plc.uk domain extensions - and will be the organising body behind the new .uk domain names as well. 34SP.com is a Nominet certified registrar and makes it easy for customers to register the new .uk domain names.
Nominet will begin accepting registrations for the .uk domain beginning at 08:00hrs on June 10, 2014.
There are no restrictions on who can register a .uk domain, so anyone can order this new product - although there is a reservation process in place as noted below.
t basically works like this (using example.co.uk as our URL): Any customer who has registered a .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .ltd.uk or .plc.uk potentially has the right to a "pre-reserved" version of the similar .uk domain.
Therefore, if a customer has registered 'example.co.uk' - they have the automatic right reserved to register 'example.uk'. The .uk version of their domain name will be held in reserve for 5 years - until 07:59hrs on 10 June 2019. They may opt to register the reserved .uk domain at any point during this 5 year reservation period. After the reservation period expires - anyone can register the .uk version of their domain.
If 2 or more customers have registered similar domains - one ending in .co.uk and the other ending in .org.uk (example.co.uk versus example.org.uk) - then the .co.uk holder gets the 5 year reserved option to register the .uk domain. If there is no .co.uk existing, then the .org.uk will have the .uk domain pre-reserved.
The order of precedence for the pre-reservation is as follows:
Prices for the new .uk domains at 34SP.com will be the same as a .co.uk domain - currently £7.50 per year when registered for 2 years.
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