.uk Domains, will you reserve yours?


By Hannah Wakeman

General
2 March 2014


What’s happening?

On the 10th June 2014 companies will be able to register the .uk version of their domain, for example: spidergroup.uk

Nominet, the non-profit body responsible for controlling all net addresses ending in the .uk, believe that it will enhance the trustworthiness of UK domains and so encourage local spending which will in turn boost our digital economy.

What do I need to do?

The good news is that if you have a .co.uk web address then Nominet will give you first dibs and hold it for you for 5 years while you decide. However you will need to prove that you are UK based and the price will be around 8 times that of a .co.uk web address.

What’s quite nice is that we will be among other countries who have omitted the .co from their domains. Canada = .ca Australia = .au and so on. Nominet also claim that it will tighten security.

A good move?

I don’t think it was entirely necessary but of course we have reserved our .uk web address and are suggesting clients do the same. Will the future of domains look shorter? Eventually yes, it fits the world we live in.

If you would like to reserve your domain, send me an email, other wise I would love to know your thoughts.

For more information, call us on 0117 933 0570 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

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