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New Short .UK Domains to Be Offered for the First Time in June

A brand new .uk domain will be launched in June 2014.

Customers can choose from existing domains such as,, and and new shorter .uk domains. This is an attempt to offer webmasters and companies more choice and a variety of unique, short domains that are easy to remember. Shorter domains appeal to small and large businesses, customers, visitors, and bloggers. However, some experts voiced concerns that rebranding would cause confusion for visitors and uk domainscustomers alike. There is a solution to this problem. Nominet offers a Grandfathering period during which webmasters can choose between a registered and a uk. domain. This means that they can choose from options such as,, and The good news is that the price will be the same as for domains. The wholesale price is set at ?2.50 for multi-year and ?3.50 for single-year registrations. The short domains will be offered on a first-come, first served basis.

At present, there are more than 10 million existing uk. websites. Webmasters will be offered a grace period of 5 years to decide if they want to replace or use uk. in addition to their existing domain. Reservations will be free-of-charge during the grace period. Other domains, including,,,,, and will run as normal. The new move is in line with a strategy to offer short domains like France’s .fr and Germany’s .de. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that the domain name market offers opportunities for everyone and is more competitive. More than 1,000 suffixes will be available to businesses and webmasters. Added security features such as daily malware scanning and other extras have been proposed as well. The goal is to reduce the risk of fraud and cybercrime.

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