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Any website to register UK domain names ?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by jokel661, May 2, 2010.

  1. jokel661

    jokel661 Regular Member

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    Any website to register UK domain names ? do they accept people from outside UK to have these domain names or no ?
    Thank you
     
  2. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    .co.uk is available internationally so no worries there.

    Also, most reputable registrars who do .com also do .co.uk so just go to your favourite one (my suggestion would be namecheap) and you should be good.

    Note, though, that for .co.uk the minimum registration period is 2 years, not 1, and it's slightly more expensive than .com/.net/.org.

    EDIT: oh, and just in case anybody's wondering - it's not possible to register a domain name directly under .uk (such as yourdomain.uk), you must use a second level domain, such as yourdomain.co.uk (available freely), yourdomain.ltd.uk (only companies - rarely used though), org.uk (available freely), etc.
     
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  3. jokel661

    jokel661 Regular Member

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    I just checked now with GoDaddy, there is only 2 years to register a domain and it is for 19.95. the reason why i asked about co.uk because i saw a lot available domains that you can rank in UK if you are using UK hosting.
    Thank you again for your help.
     
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    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Yep, the 2-year rule applies everywhere and is not dependant on the registrar.
     
  5. tee1

    tee1 Junior Member

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    I used namecheap and I think (its been a few months since I regged a .co.uk) the privacy was free.
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    I'm 99.9% sure you can't have whois privacy on a .co.uk or any other country specific TLD for that matter (.us for example).

    I tend to avoid .co.uk domains, mainly because nominet are a bitch :fuckyou:
     
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    jokel661 Regular Member

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    you can explain more why nominet are a bitch please?
     
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    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Ah - basically a very long time ago (5 years or so) when I first discovered the internets I bought some .co.uk domains from some guy on ebay (complete noob I was :D)

    He transferred them to my account. Nominet require written confirmation of the transfer (I believe) so after this guy went AWOL I basically had control of the domains but no legal ownership. So since then, I have never bought a .co.uk :)
     
  9. tee1

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    my mistake. you are correct on that, I believe. my info is showing anyway. I just assumed (whoops) that since all my other names @ namecheap had privacy the .co.uk's did as well. glad I haven't done anything too bad on those :D
     
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    I dont buy .co.uk anymore because they are a pain in the nuts to transfer to buyers. Also if you buy a .co.uk domain and you are intent on ranking in the UK search results it would be best to find a host that has UK servers which will then cost you even more money. If you dont and use hostgator most of your traffic will be from the US anyway. Then when it comes to selling a .co.uk website they are harder to shift. IMHO just stick with a .com less headache.
     
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    Not quite right... The UK has very strict data protection laws (doesnt apply to companies). Therefore, if you register a domain as a private individual most of the information is automatically hidden. The one main thing that isnt is the registrant's name.

    Yes 2 year registration on .co.uk/.org.uk/.me.uk, however, I have found them to be cheaper than .com's.
    They are more expensive with US/International registrars, but look for UK ones and its a lot cheaper!
     
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    shedboy Newbie

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    123reg.co.uk is who I use, the sell .co.uk for £2.99 a year. You can put that in a currency convertor to find the dollar equivalent I cant be bothered. Also have other offers like .info's pretty cheap.
     
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    doyley Registered Member

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    LCN.com i buy all my domains theres esp .co.uk's
     
  14. boothjul

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    123-reg.co.uk is by far the best in the U.K. & the most user-friendly control panel. Their Support function is awesome & they're cheap.
    Avoid 1&1.
     
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    Check EuroDNS
     
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    I have recently bought a .co.uk from 1and1 in £2.99 per year or £7.15 in total (inc VAT). Have a look there.