View Poll Results: Do you plan to register a new .uk domain name in place of a .co.uk domain name?

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  • I don't currently have any .co.uk domain names and don't plan to register a .uk domain name.

    4 28.57%
  • I currently have a .co.uk domain names but don't expect to ever register the .uk domain name.

    2 14.29%
  • I currently have a .co.uk domain names but don't expect to register the .uk domain name anytime soon.

    4 28.57%
  • I currently have a .co.uk domain names and plan to register the .uk domain name soon.

    3 21.43%
  • I have already registered a .uk domain name.

    1 7.14%
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    Question Do you plan to register a new .uk domain name in place of a .co.uk domain name?

    On June 10th the ability to register a second level .uk domain name was launched. Previously only third level domain names like domain-name.co.uk could be registered, and not second level domains like domain-name.com.

    But there are restrictions in place to protect current .co.uk domain name holders. Existing holders of such domain names have five years to register the corresponding .uk domain name before the domain becomes generally available for others to register. In the event the corresponding .co.uk domain is not registered, but the corresponding .org.uk or .net.uk domain is registered, then that domain holder has five years to register the corresponding .uk domain name. More details are available on the www.dotuklaunch.uk website.

    So, for this week's poll, I thought I would find out plans of current .co.uk, .org.uk, and .net.uk domain holders. Do you plan to register and move to the corresponding .uk domain name in the near term, or in the long term? Be sure to also share what you think of the change to allow .uk domain names.

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    All my .co.uk domains are back up for my .com (ie. so people don't buy the same domain but with a .co.uk!)

    Guess at some point I'll need to get the .uk as well but seems a bit crazy if new end of domains keep popping up.
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    It'll be interesting to see how the vast amount of domain extensions are perceived by the general public. I think it'll take a lot of time before any additional name is accepted in place of the current common ones, ie. .co.uk, .com.

    However, in the case of a .uk, I think it makes sense to register it if you already have the .co.uk purely to protect the name and branding. It's only a few pounds a year anyway. I'll do it but the domain will probably just redirect to the .co.uk.

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    I agree with you, Doolally. It's useful that there is some level of protection and in that time period perhaps many will monitor how the new names are perceived before doing anything.
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    I have .co.uk domains and also plan to buy .uk. Not really to protect the brand (I don't have anything good now), but I can imagine some nice domain names will still be free to register.

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    If you're a .co.uk owner, there's no need to take the corresponding .uk for 5 years - why waste 5 years of fees, unless you want to move everything to the .uk and 301.

    Plus if you find a good .co.uk free, then you'd need to take them in both ....from what I can see there is no reverse protection ie if you're a .uk owner (and the .co.uk is unregistered) you get x amount of time to take the .co.uk

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    We're not planning to target UK players so not really.

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    No, I only intend to use .co.uk domains always. I really don't see many people using .uk domains alone.

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    Due to complicated UK regulations we not to think about that.

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