In 2013, the governing body of all .uk domains (.co.uk / .org.uk / .me.uk etc) Nominet plans to release the top level domain .uk to all UK businesses and individuals. This change is being proposed to give consumers more choice and improve website security; but the impact reaches far beyond that.
As it stands, 93% of all .uk domains are in the form of .co.uk and the Internet is worth £121bn – this accounts for 8.3% of UK GDP. The introduction of a simple .uk extension will cost UK businesses £50,000,000 but could lead to a much more secure space for consumers.
Here’s a quick look at what you need to know when it comes to .uk.
Who can register a .uk?
Much like the .us, the .uk domain will be reserved for those that are UK based.
How is .uk more secure than any other domain?
How much does a .uk domain cost?
Actual cost has not been confirmed but is expected to be £20/year.
When does the new domain come into effect?
The .uk domain is still in a consultation period; individuals, businesses and registrars are currently debating the extension. Providing there are no issues, Nominet plans to launch .uk at some point in 2013.
How do I register a .uk domain?
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