Introduced in 1985, the .uk extension is one of the oldest and most popular in the world. More than 10 million websites with this TLD are registered. The second-level domain .co.uk is specifically for commercial businesses and is the geographical extension for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It can be used to protect brands, websites or businesses that have arrangements with the United Kingdom.
The advantages of a .co.uk domain
Whatever kind of business you run, a .co.uk domain unequivocally asserts your links with the UK. Choosing a .co.uk extension is a specific geographical choice, and will put you in touch with a UK audience in no time. The .co.uk domain is for commercial activities, highlighting your links to the UK.
How to register a .co.uk domain:
There are currently no restrictions on registering a .co.uk domain, apart from the name, which must comply with the following rules:
- A .co.uk domain must contain between 3 and 63 characters.
- it can contain all letters from A to Z and all numbers from 0 to 9. It can contain the "-" mark, but not at the beginning or at the end.
Search for the domain name you wish to register with a .co.uk extension to see if it’s available and purchase it at a special price. The basic plan includes DNS Management or Redirect. Alternatively, you can purchase the email or hosting service together with your .co.uk domain.