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Shorter ".UK" domain registrations opening from summer 2014

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  • Shorter ".UK" domain registrations opening from summer 2014

    Dear Customers,

    With Nominet's recent announcement that individuals and businesses will be able to start registering shorter ".uk" domain names starting from summer 2014, we are pleased to announce eUKhost will also be offering the shorter domain extension next year.

    To protect the interests of existing .co.uk domain owners, only domains on the ".uk" extension which do not have a matching ".co.uk" equivalent will be available for registration for the first 5 years. During this time, if you own a ".co.uk" domain name, you will be permitted to register the equivalent ".uk" domain name as you will receive exclusive preference for 5 years from the date of availability. It is important to note that the person who holds the ".co.uk" domain will be offered the shorter ".uk" extension, even if the same domain is registered by someone else under a different UK extension, such as .org.uk.

    Full details regarding the upcoming changes to the .uk namespace will be posted as we receive more information from Nominet.

    Certain aspects may change or have not yet been finalised. As such, the information herein may presently be inaccurate or misleading, and is subject to change.
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