.UK

TLD Specifications

Zone
.uk
ccTLD
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
WHOIS Update
5 minutes
 

Domain Restrictions

Nominet has been introducing registrant name restrictions on registrations and domain name transfers. The registrant name must consist of at least 7 characters and meet the following requirements:

  • The registrant name must contain 4 or more characters (any), or
  • The registrant name must contain 3 or more letters (a-z).
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