Put simply the new domain is a shorter and punchier domain suffix that allows you a greater opportunity to promote yourself or your company.
The .co.uk is still going to stay, but you will now have an opportunity to buy an additional domain to complement your existing domain.
1. For the majority of you with existing .co.uk domain names, you will automatically get first right to the new .uk when it launches on 10 June 2014.
2. So if you have a unique .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk or .ltd.uk the shorter and snappier .uk will be reserved especially for you for free up until 10 June 2019 as long as your domain remains registered.
3. If you decide to let your existing domain lapse then that domain and the .uk equivalent will automatically become available for someone else to register.
TJS are Members of Nominet. This means we have access directly to Nominet as domain registrars. We will notify you nearer the time that your .uk domains is soon to become available and how to register it. We operate a fully managed service so you don’t have to worry about eligibility, registration or renewal.
If you are approached by a 3rd party to register the domain, please be aware of the following guidance for marketing the new .uk names.
If you are in any doubt, please feel free to contact us for clarification.