Renew before June 25th!!
You may not know that if you own a .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk, or .ltd.uk, the matching .uk domain name may have been reserved for you until 25 June 2019. To protect your brand, business and online presence, you need to register/renew your .uk domain names by the 25 June 2019.
You may wish to consider registering your .uk domain equivalent for brand protection purposes, as it stops other businesses or competitors registering it. Some businesses may want to use their .uk domain to host special campaign pages. If you’re looking to take up your .uk rights on a domain but don’t want to utilise it, one of the simplest solutions here is to redirect your .uk domain to your existing website. This means if people type in yourwebsite.uk they automatically get redirected to your existing website; yourwebsite.co.uk.
After Nominet launched the shorter .uk domain in June 2014, some of the matching .uk domain names were reserved. This means that if you own yourwebsite.co.uk, your equivalent .uk domain, so yourwebsite.uk, may have been reserved and in your freeparking account. The clock is ticking however, as the deadline to register these reserved domains is fast approaching.
If you own a .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk, or .ltd.uk domain, you can check to see if the .uk equivalent has been reserved. Check your domain account with freeparking first. Get in touch with freeparking if not, to find out how you can register it.
Do you need to register your .uk domain?
You don’t have to register your reserved .uk domain name, it’s entirely up to you. If you’re happy for someone else to register and use the .uk equivalent of your existing third level domain, you don’t need to do anything. Remember, from the 1st July 2019 any unregistered .uk domains that have been reserved for 5 years will become available for anyone to register.
Time is running out to register your .uk domain, so find out more about .uk rights here. or get in touch with freeparking at firstname.lastname@example.org