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Labeled as advice in ccTLD Discussion, started by blvcky, May 8, 2020

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  1. blvcky

    blvcky Established Member

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    is it a good idea to use a domain like the one mentioned above for a local business?
    for example, will it be a good idea to buy the domain hotels.com.uk for a Hotel reviews websites based solely in the UK?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. blvcky

    blvcky Established Member

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    Yes sorry. domain = [name].co/com.{Country Code}
     
  4. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Yes .. when specifically talking about the UK then ___.co.uk is still the extension people use most for local commerce.

    Just be aware that there are location requirements for registering just about any ____.__.uk or _____.uk domains. Essentially you need to be a UK resident or have a business there. There are ways to get around it by paying extra for a proxy registration, but it's definitely something you should look into yourself.

    Many countries have such restrictions like Canada (.ca) and the USA (.us).

    When it comes to the ___.com.__ or ___.co.__ domains of different countries be very careful .. they are NOT all the same. Some are NOT even controlled by the country and could be private (like __.co.com was, although it wasn't a country code domain), so could be cancelled/stolen at any time.

    So to answer your specific question about .uk domains, the answer is yes. But if you were just using that as a random example, then be warned that the answer is different for every country.
     
  5. MadAboutDomains

    MadAboutDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Just to make you aware that this is a common misconception. There are no restrictions on who can register .co.uk and .UK domains. Yippee!
     
  6. Ategy

    Ategy Arif M, NameCult.com TheDomainSocial.com VIP ICA Member Gold Account

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    Did that change at some point? Maybe with GDPR? I know i tried getting one a while back and had some pop-up or warning saying I needed a UK address.

    Even Uniregistry still has ..

    https://uniregistry.help/domains-en/who-can-register-a-co-uk-domain-name/


    Just tried grabbing one at GD and got ..



    I entered my Canadian address expecting to be rejected .. but it indeed did go to the final page of the checkout (I didn't buy it because I used fdsgfdgfdhds.co.uk as the test .. lol)

    Well there you go .. just goes to show how you need to be careful about knowing the rules of each ccTLD! :)
     
  7. MadAboutDomains

    MadAboutDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Here's the rules of registration: https://media.nominet.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/22141819/dotUK-Rules-of-Registration.pdf and there's no mention of it in there.

    When .UK was initially launched (after .CO.UK) it was restricted to UK residents, but I believe that they opened it up to everyone.

    I'm really not sure why GD or Uniregistry mention anything to do with residence in the UK. Sure they verify that the details that you have are valid, but that is all.
     
  8. Srm

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    .com.uk are worthless. it is .co.uk or .uk.
     
  9. MadAboutDomains

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  10. Srm

    Srm New Member

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    I can't even remember it, shows how memorable they are.

    UK.COM
     
  11. wizard

    wizard Domain Wizard PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes for hotels co.uk or .uk but no for uk.com
     
  12. itechpro

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    a couple of days back i had put "tel.me.uk" on my watchlist, however i didnt go through with the reg.
    turns out someone else reg'd it the same day ..
    what kind of a value would that domain have?
     
  13. wizard

    wizard Domain Wizard PRO VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No value
     
  14. Srm

    Srm New Member

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    It's not worth the reg fee in my opinion. No .me.uk is.
     
  15. Surender Singh

    Surender Singh meritjet.com

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    Yes I confirm..anyone can register .co.uk...I registered one few days ago.
     
  16. MadAboutDomains

    MadAboutDomains Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Very good. Where are you from and through which registrar? Did you get any residential requirements notices during the process?
     
  17. Surender Singh

    Surender Singh meritjet.com

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    I'm from India. I was going through expired domains & saw a nice CVCV .co.uk domain. That day cheapest one was dynadot for .co.uk, so I registered there. No additional document was asked. It was as simple & fast as .com.
     
  18. F33333

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    totally, was out walking the other day up north UK and was taken by surprise when I saw “icafe.uk.com” on their shop front. First and only one I have ever seen
     

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