The new shorter, sharper domain for UK based sites
This is an all-new domain name extension which is design to be shorter and to the point. It doesn't affect or replace existing .co.uk, .org.uk .me.uk or any other existing .uk extensions which remain valid and available.
Unlike any other new domain name launch, there is a process which guarantees the rights to new .uk domain name extensions for up to 5 years. This helps ensure that your brand can secure and use it before someone else has the ability to register it.
There is a cut-off date of 28th October 2013 23:59, and there is the launch date of 10th June 2014 08:00. Rights to registration ends in June 2019 where unsecured .uk domains are available for general registration.
We recognise that the launch process is like no other before. We have tried to describe the process as simply as possible below. In addition you can download the official registration rules here.