What domain extension is this?

.UK is the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for United Kingdom.

What are the requirements & restrictions for this domain extension?

There are no restrictions on who can register .UK (.uk, .co.uk,.me.uk & .org.uk) domain name, it can be register by any individual or business in any country. However, registrant contact information must be true, valid and complete. If the registry deemed that the registrant contact information is incomplete or invalid, the registry reserves the right to suspend or delete the domain without any refund.

What kind of domain extension does WebNIC offer?

WebNIC currently offer .uk, .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk.

What document is required for this domain extension?

The contact Information of .CO.UK domain such as name, organization, address will be validated.

Registrant are required to provide the appropriate proof of identity as shown in below for further review:

  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • National ID card (for non-UK citizens)
  • National insurance card (for UK citizens)
  • Official company letterhead
  • Company stamp

If there is no valid evidence provided within 29 days, the domain will be suspended.

What is the length limitation for this domain extension?

Minimum 1 / Maximum 63 characters.

What is the terms of registration?

1 to 10 years.

According to the registry’s rules, a Third-Level.UK domain will be deleted and dropped into Redemption Grace Period 5 days prior to the expiry date on the WHOIS record. Therefore, partners are advised to refer the domain expiration date from the partner central.

Can I delete a domain after registered?

Yes. Partners are allowed to delete a .uk domain name after registered, however, registration fee is not refundable.

What is the terms of renewal?

1 to 10 years.

How does the Domain Life Cycle work for this domain extension?

After a .uk domain was expired, it will go through below life cycle:

Renewal Grace
  60 days
Redemption Grace Period
  0 days
Pending Delete

If partners did not renew or restore the domain name, it will be released for public re-registration approximately after 85 days from expiry date. However we are unable advise the exact date of domain release. Please note that domain re-registration is on first-come, first-served basis.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain registrar under this domain extension?

Partners are allowed to initiate registrar transfer for .uk domain name. Please note that domain will extend for 2 years after completion.

What is the procedure for transferring the domain reseller under this domain extension?

Partners are allowed to initiate reseller transfer for .uk domain name. Please note that domain will be extended for 1 year after completion.

Please refer to Reseller Transfer for more detail information

Does WebNIC provide Internationalized Domain name (IDN) for this domain extension?

No, WebNIC does not provide IDN.uk domain name at this moment.