FAQ for domain names in .UK and United Kingdom
Is local company in United Kingdom required?
No, it is not necessary to have a local company in United Kingdom in order to get a .UK domain name registered.
Is it necessary to have a local administrative contact in United Kingdom?
A local service address is necessary. EuropeID will supply this free of charge.
Are trademarks applicable in United Kingdom?
Unfortunately, access to .UK domains is not facilitated with either a trademark application or registration in United Kingdom or anywhere else.
Is Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) offered?
Registration of .UK IDN domain names with non-ASCII characters is not possible.
Are generic domains available for .UK domains?
No restrictions, but generally the British domain authority might have a list of blocked/reserved names (i.e., geographic, political and other names) which cannot be registered.
How long does it take to register a .UK domain name?
Usually, it does not take longer than 1 day to register a .UK domain in United Kingdom. We will submit the application as soon as possible. However, we cannot offer guarantees as we have no impact on the speed of the British domain authority once the domain application has been submitted.
What is the minimum number of characters a .UK domain name can consist of?
Applications for .UK domain names with less than 3 characters cannot be accepted.
What is the maximum number of characters a .UK domain name can consist of?
Applications for .UK domain names with more than 63 characters cannot be accepted.
Is it possible to register more than one British domain name?
It is possible for one applicant to register an unlimited number of British .UK domain names.
Are there other TLDs related to United Kingdom available?
Yes, there are other British domain extensions available at EuropeID. Some of them might not have the local presence requirement and may be unrestricted. Please check the available domains for United Kingdom below: