What is .uk?
The .uk domain is a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) and the Internet code for United Kingdom.
United Kingdom with its estimated population of 63,181,775, ranks as the 6th most populous country in Europe.
Presently .uk is the 3rd most likeable ccTLD (country code top-level domain) used in Europe.
There are more than 10,346,424 .uk addresses.
This means that people like and trust this domain name.
You can register your own .uk domain and create a professional web page, a personal website, a blog or an online portal to demonstrate the connection to this region.
The .uk ccTLD (country code top-level domain) has been active since 1985.
Who can register .uk domain?
The .uk domain name can be registered by legal entities or individuals.
Why is it good to choose a domain name with a .uk extension?
A .uk domain could be one of the best choice for local and international companies wanting to represent their business in United Kingdom.
In United Kingdom the common language is English.
English is the 1st most used website language in the world.
A website with a .uk extension helps you reach your audience easier and also give a professional look to your company. When you targeting this local market with a local domain name, you demonstrate proof of your commitment to the local customers. In this way you can maximize your website’s revenues.
Along with this, it is much easier to register a short or a common word in a ccTLD (country code top-level domain) than with other more popular domain names like .com or .net.
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What kind of characters can be used in a domain name and how long can it be?
The following are the main criteria that a domain has to be:
For a .uk domain use only letters, numbers, or dashes "-".
A web name has to start with a digit and end with a digit.
The domain name can neither start nor end with dashes.
A .uk domain can not contain hyphens in the third and fourth positions (e.g. www.ab- -cd.uk).
You can't use symbols (such as ' + . , | ! " £ $ % & / ( ) = ? ^ * ç ° § ; : _ > ] [ @ ), or spaces or stressed vowels (such as à, é, ò, í).
The .uk domain name length may vary, from 3 to 63 types.
You cannot register your name if you don't follow the above criterias.
Domain name registration term allowance:
The .uk domain name registration interval: 1-10 years registration are authorized at a time.
Good luck for naming your new website!