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ccTLD of the week: .UK

Sarah Georges on October 5, 2012

.UK is the country-code TLD for the United Kingdom, introduced in 1985 and administered by Nominet UK. It is the fourth most popular TLD after .COM, .DE, and .NET. This TLD is only publicly available as a second-level registration, the most popular of which is With over 8.6 million registrations in total, of which over 91% are domains, .UK presents lots of opportunity, especially for small business!

Who can register a .UK?

.UK domains are only available to .UK entities. Meaning, you can only register a .UK if you reside in the UK or your business is out of the UK.

How to choose a second-level domain

.UK domains are only available as a second level registration. This means you’ve got to choose a second level domain. We recommend the domain reflects your type of business or the type of website you plan to use your domain name with. For example, domains are most suitable for non / not for profits.

Did you know? In the UK, 72% of adults visit a .uk website first when browsing or shopping online. Hover .uk domains are $10/year! Head over to to get started