.uk Domain Names

.uk .UK
.UK
Registry: Nominet
Origin: United Kingdom
Creation date: 1985

Description: .UK is the official extension of the United Kingdom

Whois: see here (updated in real time)

Rules

.UK domains at Gandi.net

Accreditation: Gandi has been accredited by Nominet since March 2006
Price: see the .UK price list
Corresponding Gandi contract: https://www.gandi.net/contracts

Terms and Conditions

Assigning:
- .UK are open to anyone, subject to the provision of a valid address in the United Kingdom. However, the holder of a .CO.UK, .ORG.UK or .ME.UK has during 5 years, in this priority order, a registration rigth of the .UK second level domain name that is identical, during this period only him can make a registration request for the domain name
- .CO.UK, .ORG.UK and .ME.UK domain names are open to anyone
Syntax: from 3 to 63 alphanumeric characters or a hyphen (excluding in the first and last place)
IDN (accented domain names): no
Registration period: 1 to 10 years
Subdomains: no
Whois privacy: yes, by the Registry on option for non-trading natural persons

Procedures

Renewal: no later than 27 days after the expiration date
Disputes: DRS
Transfer (change of Registrar): the process is started with the current registrar, by replacing their registrar tag with Gandi's, which is: GANDI. Then, the transfer can be initiated from Gandi's website
Change of Ownership: requires Gandi's owner change form and accompanying proofs of ID. The expiration date remains unchanged
Deletion process: quarantine of 60 days, see this table
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