.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. If you do not have an address in the United Kingdom, Gandi will provide one to you automatically and free of charge. However, the holder of a .CO.UK, .ORG.UK or .ME.UK has during 5 years, in this priority order, a registration right 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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