.UK

TLD Specifications

Zone
.uk, co.uk,  org.uk
Country
Registration Time
real-time
Registration period
1-10 years
Renewal period
1-10 years
Allowed character length
1 - 64 characters
Allowed characters
a-z, 0-9, MUST NOT contain two consecutive hyphens in the third and fourth character positions and MUST NOT start or end with a hyphen.
TLD supports
IPv6
DNSsec
Transfer locks possible
no
Renewal on transfer
no
Authcode length
6 - 16 characters
Handle updates
yes
Preconfigured DNS
no
Allowed Nameservers
1 - 10
Autorenew Grace Period
28 days
Deletion Timeframe
28 days after expiration date
 
Transfer your .UK domain name to TPP Wholesale
Initiate the transfer within your console, once the purchase completes, head over to your current Registrar and update the domain's IPS-Tag to KEY-SYSTEMS-DE
 
Once the losing Registrar updates the IPS-Tag, the domain name will come over to TPP Wholesale, the console may take up to 4hours to reconcile these changes.

Domain Registration

Data Quality Policy
(further details can be found in the Nominet policies)
When registering a second- or third-level .uk domain name, please make sure that the contact handles used include the following information:

  • Registrant name/organization, value has to contain a minimum of 4 characters with at least 3 letters
  • street value must contain non numerical characters
    city, country and zip code must be given to be validated
  • phone number has to be in the following form +Countrycode.Area code.Subscriber number
  • email address has to meet the following requirements:
    must contain an @ character
    at least one character in front of the @ character
    must end with a valid TLD
    no space/blank at the beginning or end
  • All contact information will be checked for completeness and contact information (Name, Organization, Address) will be validated

if Nominet cannot validate the information, it has to be validated by the reseller, RRPproxy will send a corresponding notification.


The registrant is asked by the reseller to provide appropriate proof of identity, e.g. driving licence, passport, national ID card (for non-UK citizens), national insurance card (for UK citizens), official company letterhead, company stamp
The reseller will review the documents provided by the registrant
If the documents are correct, the reseller will forward them to contactdata-validation@key-systems.net with the following syntax of the subject: [domainname.uk: Confirming validation and document accuracy] and including attached documentation, not be larger than 5MB; allowed file types: .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg. The sender and file names will only be accepted by our automated system while using US-ASCII characters.
The email will be processed by RRPproxy and the contact will be validated automatically
If no valid evidence has been provided within 29 days the domain will be suspended. However, the domain will not be deleted. Thus, validation may be processed even after the 29 days to reactivate the domain name.

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