New '.uk' Domain Names to be Introduced

March 13, 2014
Nominet, the company that manages the UK domain space, will shortly be introducing .uk domain names. This means that from 10 June 2014 shorter domain names such as <brand.uk> will be available for the first time, alongside existing UK domain name endings such as .co.uk and .org.uk. Existing UK domain names will continue to function as normal, however, their owners will be offered certain rights of first refusal over the new .uk domain names. Brand owners should therefore consider (i) the advantages registering a .uk domain name can offer and (ii) what steps need to be taken to protect their brands in light of the introduction of .uk.

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