.uk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom. The use of .uk rather than .gb for the top-level domain is due to its pre-existing use in the (now obsolete) JANET Name Registration Scheme in which the order of address components were reversed. As with other ccTLDs in the early days it was originally delegated to an individual by Jon Postel. The Naming Committee was organised as a mailing list to which all proposed names were circulated. By the mid-1990s the growth of the Internet, and particularly the advent of the World Wide Web was pushing requests for domain name registrations up to levels that were not manageable by a group of part-time voluntary managers. It is possible to directly register a domain name with Nominet UK but it is faster and cheaper to do it via a Nominet tag holder..

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.gov.uk Domain Prices

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Period Registration Renewal
.gov.uk
2 years$444.40kr2332€313.50£266.20$480.50kr3002$316.80R4537.00 $587.20kr3081€414.30£351.70$634.80kr3966$418.60R5995.00  
Restrictions
UK Government departments only
Domain Registration Renewal
uk International Domain Name Registration .uk$60.90kr319€43.00£36.50$65.80kr411$43.40R622.00 $88.90kr467€62.70£53.30$96.20kr601$63.40R908.00
UK Government departments only
co.uk International Domain Name Registration .co.uk$44.90kr236€31.70£26.90$48.50kr303$32.00R458.00 $43.50kr228€30.70£26.00$47.00kr294$31.00R444.00
UK Government departments only
ltd.uk International Domain Name Registration .ltd.uk$66.50kr349€46.90£39.80$71.90kr449$47.40R679.00 $58.10kr305€41.00£34.80$62.80kr392$41.40R593.00
UK Government departments only
me.uk International Domain Name Registration .me.uk$46.90kr246€33.10£28.10$50.70kr316$33.40R478.00 $43.50kr228€30.70£26.00$47.00kr294$31.00R444.00
UK Government departments only
org.uk International Domain Name Registration .org.uk$46.90kr246€33.10£28.10$50.70kr316$33.40R478.00 $44.90kr236€31.70£26.90$48.50kr303$32.00R458.00
UK Government departments only
plc.uk International Domain Name Registration .plc.uk$66.50kr349€46.90£39.80$71.90kr449$47.40R679.00 $58.10kr305€41.00£34.80$62.80kr392$41.40R593.00
UK Government departments only
ac.uk International Domain Name Registration .ac.uk$252.50kr1325€178.20£151.20$273.00kr1706$180.00R2578.00 $484.50kr2542€341.90£290.20$523.80kr3273$345.40R4947.00
UK Government departments only
net.uk International Domain Name Registration .net.uk$46.90kr246€33.10£28.10$50.70kr316$33.40R478.00 $58.10kr305€41.00£34.80$62.80kr392$41.40R593.00
UK Government departments only
sch.uk International Domain Name Registration .sch.uk$26.40kr138€18.60£15.80$28.50kr178$18.80R269.00 $26.40kr138€18.60£15.80$28.50kr178$18.80R269.00
UK Government departments only

.gov.uk Domain Notes

Note: The registry may classify some domain names as premium domain names if so classfied they will command a higher price.

gov.uk domains include 3rd party fees and maintenance & during the registration period. If you wish to transfer your gov.uk domain away during your registration period you are free do do so without charge. We do not charge an administration fee.

.gov.uk Details

Registry: The registry is Nominet UK

Purpose: Entities connected with United Kingdom

Whois Information: for .gov.uk

Once your .gov.uk domain is registered

Once registered the .gov.uk domain is placed on our international server, provinding an under-construction page for your .gov.uk domain, for as long as required. (This enables a browser of your gov.uk domain to readily identify that it is registered).

We can also supply free of charge.

E-mail redirection.

Web redirection.

Whois Privacy.

and more....

Free transfer away if required. We do not and will not charge release / transfer or administration fees for transferring domains to a different gov.uk domain name registrars. The domain name is yours and not ours, unlike many other companies, "We recognise that fact!"

.gov.uk Registration

.gov.uk domain registration

Prices from as little as: $444.40kr2332€313.50£266.20$480.50kr3002$316.80R4537.00 for 2 years.

.gov.uk Data Sheet (Domains 101)

Type : .gov.uk
Country : United Kingdom
Terms & Conditions : http://www.ja.net/
IDN Enableda : No
Delete Protectionb : No
Super Lockc : No
Domain Recoveryd : No
Minimum Renew : 2 year(s)
Maximum Renew : 2 year(s)
Default Registration Period : 2 year(s)
Maxium Registration Period : 2 year(s)
Must be Positively Renewed : 1
Grace Periode : - day(s)
Autorenew Grace Periodf : -8 day(s)
Domain Must be Renewed Before Expiry : Yes
Transfers are Prohibited forg : - day(s)
Redemption Periodh : days
Fee for Recovery From Redemptioni : $
Usage : Entities connected with United Kingdom
Actual Usage : Very popular in UK, especially .co.uk subdomain - as of December 2008 there were 7,277,700 registrations

Notes

a. IDN (Internationalized Domain Names) domains are domains containing non ASCII characters. These are used in languages such as Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, French and German.

b. Delete Protection, an extra service provided by us. Once enabled the domain name will only be deleted once it has passed expiry by 1 year - without being renewed - it will then be deleted.

c. Super Lock, Once selected an additional level of security to inter-registrar transfers is enabled; telephone calls and other physical proof of identification will be required to verify the transfer.

d. Our DomainRecovery service can be used if your domain name is accidentally deleted or cancelled by your existing registrar. We can automatically attempt to re-register it. See Domain Recover

e. Grace Period is the number of days following the registration of a domain when the operation may be reversed.

f. Autorenew Grace Period is the number of days following the automatic renewal of a domain when the operation may be reversed. When this number is negative the domain name must be renewed before expiry.

g. During the Transfer Prohibit Period, this is x days after either the initial registration or a transfer to us, domain transfers away from us will not be allowed.

h. Redemption period. Once a domain is deleted at the registry it can remain recoverable for a limited time before it is deleted. This is the redemption period.

i. Redemption Fee. If we are asked to remove a domain from its redemption period, see above. This is the fee we will charge.

Registry Details

.uk is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the United Kingdom. As of July 2008, it is the fifth most popular top-level domain worldwide (after .com, .cn, .de and .net), with over 7 million registrations.

The use of .uk rather than .gb for the top-level domain is due to its pre-existing use in the (now obsolete) JANET Name Registration Scheme in which the order of address components were reversed. .uk was made available in DNS to simplify the translation to and from these addresses. There were plans for eventual transition to .gb to accord with correct usage, but this never occurred; the use of .uk is now entrenched as it is impossible to register a .gb domain.

As with other ccTLDs in the early days it was originally delegated to an individual by Jon Postel. In time, it passed to Dr Willie Black at the UK Education and Research Networking Association. Originally, Domain requests were emailed, manually screened by and then forwarded to the UK Naming Committee before being processed by UKERNA. Membership of this Committee was restricted to a group of high-end ISPs who were part of a formal peering arrangement.

The Naming Committee was organised as a mailing list to which all proposed names were circulated. The members would consider the proposals under a ruleset that insisted that all domain names should be very close if not identical to a registered busiess name of the registrant. Members of the Naming Committee could object to any name, and if a small number of objections were received, the name was refused. In addition to the 'matching' requirement, there was also a restriction that any company should only have a single domain name.

By the mid-1990s the growth of the Internet, and particularly the advent of the World Wide Web was pushing requests for domain name registrations up to levels that were not manageable by a group of part-time voluntary managers. Oliver Smith of DemonInternet forced the issue by providing the committee with a series of automated tools, called the "automaton", which formalised and automated the naming process end to end. This allowed many more registrations to be processed far more reliably and rapidly, and inspired individuals such as Ivan Pope to explore more entrepreneurial approaches to registration.

It is possible to directly register a domain name with Nominet UK but it is faster and cheaper to do it via a Nominet tag holder.

.gov.uk Assignment

How Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) assign the .gov.uk domain. IANA is a department of ICANN, a non-profit private American corporation, they oversees IP address allocation, root zone management in the Do main Name System (DNS), and other Internet related symbols and numbers.

.gov.uk Assignment

.gov.uk Information

General information on .gov.uk, the country it represents and its uses.

.gov.uk Information

.gov.uk Renewals

You may renew your .gov.uk domain without logging into your control panel by using our quick and painfree renewal service, or even transfer it into nominate to be renewed if necessary.

.gov.uk Renewals

Other British (gov.uk) Domains:

.uk, .co.uk, .ltd.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk, .plc.uk, .ac.uk, .gov.uk, .net.uk, .sch.uk,

Important:

Premium Domain Names

The registry may list some names as a premium domain name, if so this domain will be charged at a higher price than the one listed. We will contact you before completing your order if you order one of these names.

Reserved Names

The registry reserves some names for its own use, and may not mark them as registered. We may only discover this at the time of attempted registration.