Would you like to register a .uk domain name? If so, there are a number of conditions you must meet before the registration can be carried out.
Please note! Only concerns .uk domain names
This article only concerns .uk domain names. Domain names with the extension .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk can be freely registered.
You must have the rights to register the .uk domain name
.co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk domain names have been around since 1985, but .uk domain names have only been available since June 10th 2014. This means that until June 10th 2014, it was impossible to register domain names such as versio.uk. To prevent the .uk versions of the .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk domain names from being hijacked, Nominet made sure that the person who had a the .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk domain name, has the first right to the .uk version of this domain name. Since we already had versio.co.uk, versio.uk was reserved for us until June 10th 2019. This means that versio.co.uk has the first right tot the domain name versio.uk.
Via the following page you can check who has the first right to a .uk domain name: https://www.versio.uk/uk_domains
.UK domains names that are not subject to first right, can be freely registered. Using the link above, you can check whether a .uk domain name is subject to a first right.
If a first right exists for a .UK domain name, you must have the domain name that has the first right in your Versio account. Using the link above, you can check which domain name this is.
The domain name holder details of the .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk domain name that has the first right, must be an exact match with the domain name holder details submitted for the registration of the new .uk domain name.
Am I required to have an address in the United Kingdom in order to register a .UK domain name?
With other registrars you do, but with Versio you don't. The domain name will still be registered in your name (unless you choose anonymous registration).