It may soon be possible to register the much anticipated .UK extension for UK domain names. For instance, instead of domain.co.uk you will be able to register the shorter domain.uk version. This new domain extension will only available to UK registrants.
Nominet have begun a 3 month consulation ending January 7th in order to consider the issues put forward. The new extension would be a new service that would run alongside the already popular .CO.UK, .ME.UK, .ORG.UK and .LTD.UK domain extensions.
The .UK domain extension will not simply be another extension. It will be provided with additional security and verification features including:
* Available only to UK registered addressess
* Daily monitoring for malicious software and viruses
* Trustmark support for verified domains
The proposed pricing to domain registrars of the new .UK extension will be £20 per domain per annum as opposed to the current £2.50 per domain per annum for the other .UK extension.
You can respond to the consultation either by completing an online form, by downloading the consultation and emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or by requesting a hard copy of the consultation from email@example.com
View full details directly at Nominet’s web site under Consultation on a new .uk domain name service