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The new .UK domain name, coming June 2014

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Ronnoco Design, May 15, 2014.

  1. Hi all,

    I thought you may be interested to know about the new .uk domain name being launched in June so I created this blog post;

    The new .uk domain name - Ronnoco Design

    Basically, instead of being limited to things like, or you will soon be able to register a website with just .uk (e.g. It's of potential interest to both existing website owners as well as those thinking of registering a website in the near future.
  2. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    It certainly makes sense to go to a cleaner and easier to follow system.

    It's a bit annoying trying to remember is it "" or ""
  3. It is Hank, but I think it's more about giving extra choice to websites which aren't a company (, university ( or branch of the MoD (

    I think it's also a good move on Nominet's behalf to reserve domains for existing owners to stop them all getting bought up too quickly. The launch hasn't been widely publicised but I am sure we'll hear more about it as we get closer to 10th June.
  4. hankscorpio

    hankscorpio Moderator Staff Member

    That's very true too.

    I've heard about this launch for a good while now though.
  5. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Thing is, these days you have register your website pretty much as .(dot)WhatEverYouWant

    How much extra choice do we need.

    I quite like its got a ring to it.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    Probably because we've used it for so long. .UK sounds like a good idea to me.
  7. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    Yeah you're probably right.
  8. RDB

    RDB Member

    I think they sound good. Many companies used to use .com as it referenced commercial. The .uk would be great for a short domain.

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