Application deadline 9/6 2014, Midnight CET. This is for applicants who are interested in registering a .UK second level domain name which does not already have a matching .UK third level domain. In other words, the domain string you apply for cannot already be registered under co.uk, me.uk etc.
Two steps to preregister a .UK domain name. Please read this carefully:
Enter domain name into the search box above and click Search
ONLY if the domain name is available under all third level domains .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .ltd.uk and .plc.uk, then continue with the preregistration of the .uk domain. We will then file the application on your behalf on the launch date 10/6.
IMPORTANT: See also Preregistration Plus, if you want to secure the domain now. Its a safer solution: .UK Preregistration Plus
If one or more of the third level domains are taken, the owner of that domain will have "grandfathering" rights to the .uk domain for 5 years, until 10th of June 2019. You can however still preregister the .uk domain. We will then keep your preregistration in our database, and if the domain name is still available in 2019 we will contact you prior to the final release at that time.
If you actually own the current co.uk domain, registered before 29th of October 2013, then you have the grandfathering rights and can grandfather the .uk domain. Go here: .UK Grandfathering
If you own one of the third level domains, and its not the co.uk name, contact us to find out if it can still be grandfathered.
In doubt about the rules? Have questions? Do you require bulk preregistration?
You can also use the form located below to send us your inquiry. Please let us know which exact .UKPREREG names you wish to register, and which third level domains you currently hold.
Need more information?
If you would like more information have other questions about the .UK PREREGISTRATION domain registration or domains transfer, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: +44 (0) 208 133 3994