how to reg .co.uk domains without living in the uk

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  1. luvlydevin

    luvlydevin Established Member

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    How can I register .co.UK domain I don't live in the uk
     
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  2. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    co.uk names are changing - .uk is now a suffix in its own right.

    Not the answer to your question, but something to be aware of if you are looking at uk names.
     
  3. domainwest

    domainwest Supportive Member NamePros Supporter VIP

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    are you saying .uk names are trending more than .co.uk now and anyone no matter the location can register it?
     
  4. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    No, I'm saying that you need to be careful if you are reg'ing a co.uk, because someone could come along and reg the.uk.

    I don't know if they are trending, as I invest mainly in .coms. I've started to experiment with .xyz names as feeder sites recently though.
     
  5. gtldomainer

    gtldomainer Established Member

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    I once tried to register a UK-ext domain few months ago. It said it's open only for UK citizens. You need to submit documents to prove you're a UK citizen.
     
  6. domainwest

    domainwest Supportive Member NamePros Supporter VIP

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    Oh i knw better now .com is still the king anytime
     
  7. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    .co.uk: no restrictions
    .uk: need a local address. Not hard to arrange
     
  8. Nerevar

    Nerevar Active Member VIP

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    Indeed, .co.uk have no residence restrictions - I own some. I registered them at GoDaddy. This also resulted in automatic opening of an account at nominet.org.uk
     
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  9. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    you can register .co.uk domains using any registrar with a "trustee" service in which they have satellite offices in the countries of which that GTLD you are trying to register represents. usually it's a free service while others charge. so shop around. also for .uk unless you own the .co.uk. it's impossible to get. also. if you get lucky and GET a .co.uk you automatically get first shot at the .uk.


    or so I'm told.
     
  10. wesley sweatman

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    123reg.co.uk and 101domain can register it for you. nice services.
     
  11. Donald Wiley

    Donald Wiley Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    I just tried registering a .UK domain through a European Registry (it's currently pending). I think it is odd that they will take the payment, when the buyer and billing address are based in the USA.

    I am new to domaining, so not really sure what the outcome of this will be, or where to go from here if I were able to register successfully.
     
  12. Donald Wiley

    Donald Wiley Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    @Kate How would one go about arranging a UK address for a .uk domain?
     
  13. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Scanmypost.co.uk or some sort of maildrop service. Like those used by expats.
     
  14. Donald Wiley

    Donald Wiley Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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  15. Airship

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    I own a few UK domains - TradeBitcoins, BitcoinTrade, VRMovies, ARPhone, VRFootball, VRHD and many more. PM if you are interested.
     
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