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United Kingdom .UK domain name registrar

The extension .uk is for domain names in the United Kingdom. Realtime Register is an official member of Nominet. We arrange for registration, transfer or change of your .*.uk domain name quickly and efficient.

Since June 10th, 2014 the .uk first level domain has become available for domain registrations.

Grandfathering rights

If the .co.uk domain was registered before 2013-10-29, the registrant of the .co.uk automatically holds the rights. If there is no .co.uk registration prior to 2013-10-29, the orders of rights are .org.uk and .me.uk next. The conditions are that the domain name of .org.uk or .me.uk was registered before 2013-10-29 by the registrant applying for the .uk domain name.

.ltd.uk .net.uk and .plc.uk are not applicable for grandfathering rights. The reservation period ends on Jun 10th, 2014

Who can apply for the registration of a .uk domain name?

The .uk tld has a number of second level domains reserved for third level domain names. For example .co.uk me.uk and .org.uk

More information is on the dedicated .uk second level page.

.UK registration requirements

Minimum 3 characters. Maximum 63 characters. At least two character has to be in the domain name (not only numbers). You can't start or end a .*.ukdomain name with a ("-") sign. You can't begin with ("xn----").

Are IDN domain names supported for .uk domains?


Additional requirements you can find in Appendix .*.uk of the General Terms and Conditions. Upon registration of a .*.uk domain name, the dealer, customer and end-user agree with these additional terms and conditions. The dealer/reseller declares to make the General Terms and Conditions as well as Appendix .*.uk subject to the contract which he has with his customer or end-user (i.e. the domain name holder).

Additional .UK information

Minimum registration period:

1 year

Transfer policy:

A transfer does not include the renewal of the domain, no transfer costs are charged. The registration period will remain intact, the domain will be renewed on the original expiry date.

Contract required?


Registrant verification required?


DNSSEC support?

Yes, for customer maintained name servers

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