which should I register .co.uk or .uk

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  1. luvlydevin

    luvlydevin Established Member

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    There is this domain i would like to reg and the co.uk and the .uk extension are available, I don't want to register both extension I only need one of these extension which one should i reg, I would like to use uniregistery for this because i don't leave in the UK
     
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  2. Aaron Allison

    Aaron Allison Established Member

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    Buy the .UK and let me know what the name is so I can buy the .co.uk and get your traffic :xf.smile:
     
  3. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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    co.uk is used much more. if you only get one, get the co.uk.
     
  4. Silentptnr

    Silentptnr PRYCR.COM Business Account VIP

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  5. luvlydevin

    luvlydevin Established Member

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    Thanks all i will go for the co.uk
     
  6. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    If both are available get the .Co.uk as I was told by registrar whoever owns the .Co.uk version of a domain they automatically get rights to .uk. I tried to reg a .UK because the .Co.uk was taken. I was told I can't because I had to show proof I owned the .Co.uk first.

    So if you get the .UK first? And someone gets the .Co.uk? You are screwed and must forfeit. So I'm told .
     
  7. DefinitelyDomains

    DefinitelyDomains Business Member Business Account VIP

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    Thats correct. ..
     
  8. wesley sweatman

    wesley sweatman durfer VIP

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    they are moving to the .uk only in 2019 but til then the .co.uk has the right to own the .uk if so desired unless the .uk was registered first.
     
  9. Axel Ivanovich

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    did not know that. useful info many thanks.
     
  10. Avtar629

    Avtar629 MarketDN.com Business Account VIP

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    I stand corrected! So you CAN get the .UK first if you beat anyone else from getting the .Co.uk

    But simply getting .UK does not give you automatic rights to .Co.uk

    It only works thee other way around.

    Thanks Wesley!
     
  11. Axel Ivanovich

    Axel Ivanovich Account Auto-Closed

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    yes , Also after some searching this is what i noticed:
    Quoting Jasper Schilperoord(you can find this in another thread on the same topic on NP)
    "A .co.uk / .org.uk / .me.uk domain registration prior to 10th of June 2014 grants the current holder first .uk rights untill 10th of June 2019.Registration of .uk domains for which the .co.uk / .org.uk / .me.uk domains was registered after the 10th of June 2014 is on a first come, fist served basis."
     
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