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 Active Member 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 Active Member VIP

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

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex 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 Gold 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

    wesley sweatman durfer VIP

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

    Donald Wiley Established Member

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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 Established Member

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

    Kate Domainosaurus Rex VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Scanmypost.co.uk or some sort of maildrop service. Like those used by expats.
     
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  15. Airship

    Airship Upgraded Member Blue Account

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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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