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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 .co.uk, .ac.uk or .gov.uk you will soon be able to register a website with just .uk (e.g. www.graphicdesignforums.uk). 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 ".gov.uk" or ".co.uk"
     
  3. It is Hank, but I think it's more about giving extra choice to websites which aren't a company (.co.uk), university (.ac.uk) or branch of the MoD (.mod.uk)

    I think it's also a good move on Nominet's behalf to reserve domains for existing .co.uk 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 .co.uk its got a ring to it.
     
  6. ARRIVALS

    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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