This is a ccTLD for the United Kingdom. Please review Terms and Conditions of Domain Name Registration before registering a .UK domain.
On 10th June 2014 the new shorter, sharper .UK launched for registration. Before it was only possible to register a third level .UK domain (such as example.co.uk, etc.).
The registry has reserved a selection of .UK domains specifically for corresponding third level domain name registrants. To see if you're eligible, enter your .UK domain into the Rights lookup tool.
To register your corresponding .UK domain, search for the domain and register it through your FastReg.co.uk account, as you would any other domain. Please note that the registry requires that you use the EXACT same WHOIS details used on your corresponding third level domain when processing your registration.
The registry no longer allows the use of PO Boxes. If you are claiming your .UK, and used a PO Box on your third level domain, you must use the same information. However, in order to remain compliant with the registry terms, you will need to update the WHOIS information on both of these domains after the registration is complete.
You will also need to indicate a UK postal address (address located in Great Britain (GB), Georgia (GG), Jersey (JE) or Isle of Man (IM)).
If you are claiming your .UK, and didn't use a UK address on your third level domain, you you will need to update the WHOIS information on the existing domain name and then claim the rights for your new .UK domain, otherwise you're not eligible to claim the .UK domain name.
If you have a third level .UK domains at another registrar, you can still register your .UK through FastReg.co.uk. Additional verification may be required at the registry level and you will receive an email with the instructions from the .UK registry (Nominet).
Note: it will not be possible to manage the domain name, it will not be live or active until verification is completed. This should be done within 7 days or the domain will be deleted.
The right to a .UK falls to an equivalent qualifying .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domain, which was registered prior to 28th October 2013. When there's more than one equivalent domain, the right will fall in order of priority: .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk. Owners of qualifying domains have 5 years (until 10th June 2019) to exercise their right.
If qualifying third level .UK domain is not renewed (e.g. it expires or is cancelled), the right will fall to anyone who registers the .co.uk prior to launch on 10th June 2014.
If on 28th October 2013 no right existed, the right will fall to anyone who registers a .co.uk domain between 28th October 2013 and 10th June 2014. For any other extension (e.g. .org.uk) registered between 28th October 2013 and 10th June 2014, there is no right gained.
Where there is no right, the domain can be bought as usual on a first come, first served basis.
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