As you will remember from previous updates there are many new domain name suffixes being launched this year.The latest is the .uk domain name Nominet, the non-profit company that manages UK web addresses, has officially made .uk addresses available from Tuesday.
The move brings the UK into line with most other countries, which offer domains ending in two-letter suffixes, such as, for example, .de for Germany and .fr for France. Until now, British top-level domains were longer, including .org.uk, .co.uk and .me.uk.
“By introducing .uk as a stand-alone domain we are simply providing another option for people to build their online success story with us,” Nominet said in a statement.
The company said the shorter domains are catchier for brands, and may seem less “corporate”.
During a consultation period, the launch of .uk was criticised by some, who argued it would create confusion and devalue the large existing body of domains ending in .co.uk. As a result, Nominet is giving all owners of .co.uk addresses the option of first refusal on the equivalent .uk address for a period of five years, during which time those addresses will be unavailable to the general public.
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