.UK Whois Search in United Kingdom

Search Whois information of domain names in United Kingdom. Using our domain search tool you can check availability and Whois information for any .UK domain extension.

Frequently Asked Question
What characters .UK extension supports?

It is possible to register the letters a to z, the numbers 0 to 9 and the hyphen “-“. However, it is not possible to register domains that begin or end with a hyphen “-“ or start with the characters “xn—“.

What are the minimum and maximum length of characters?

The minimum is 3 and the maximum is 63

Does .UK support IDN characters?

The .UK Registry is not currently offering IDN characters

Who is the registry that manages this domain extension?

The authority in charge of managing this extension is “NIC.UK”

What is the contact information of this registry?

The contact information is:

 

Sponsoring Organisation

Nominet UK

Minerva House

Edmund Halley Road

Oxford Science Park

Oxford OX4 4DQ

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Managing Director

Nominet UK

Minerva House

Edmund Halley Road

Oxford Science Park

Oxford OX4 4DQ

United Kingdom

Email: md@nominet.org.uk

Voice: +44 1865 332211

Fax: +44 1865 332299

Technical Contact

Technical Director

Nominet UK

Minerva House

Edmund Halley Road

Oxford Science Park

Oxford OX4 4DQ

United Kingdom

Email: td@nominet.org.uk

Voice: +44 1865 332211

Fax: +44 1865 332299

Is there an official whois server for .UK domains?

Yes, it is whois.nic.uk

Does this extension support third level domains?

Yes, it does support third level extension, you can register domains with “.co.uk"“.net.uk” “.me.uk" and “.org.uk"

Do you offer Trustee for this extension?

Yes, we offer trustee for “.uk”

What are the registration requirements for registering a .UK domain?

.UK:

- All second-level UK domains (e.g. .CO.UK, .ORG.UK etc) registered prior to June 10, 2014 have priority and the rights to register the same .UK domain name until June 10, 2019. This is valid as long as the original domain remains active. Any 2nd level domains that were registered after June 10, 2014, does not have priority over the same .UK domain, and therefore the .UK domain name is available to the general public.

 

If another person holds the rights to the registration of the .UK domain you want to register, you will not be able to register that particular .UK domain until after June 10, 2019.

 

If the requested .UK domain is not registered as another United Kingdom extension, it is available to the general public.

 

You can check here to see if anyone holds the rights to the registration of your new .UK domain. A local address in the United Kingdom is required. If you do not meet this requirement, we can register the domain using our local address at an additional fee (Trustee Service).

 

.CO.UK, .ORG.UK:

- There are no requirements.

 

.ME.UK:

- Registrant must be a British natural person.

 

.NET.UK:

- The registrant is required to be a British Internet Service Provider and be listed as a Local Internet Registry. The registered domain name must be the same as or a similar variant of the applicant's name.

 

New extension .LONDON has been released for registration. Register your new .LONDON domain now.

What is the minimum registration term allowed?

The minimum registration term for “.uk” extensions is 1 year.

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