Short Domains are released for
Nominet have released a number of previously reserved short domain
names. These are mainly two letter domains such as dr.co.uk,
ca.co.uk, dm.co.uk, et.org.uk etc however there are also single
letter domains and number domains as well as a few others. There
are 2,640 .uk short domains available in total see the full list.
To keep it fair Nominet have set up a landrush phase where anyone
can submit an application to register one or more of these domains.
The applications will not be on a first come first
served basis and there will be a non-refundable
charge for each application whether it is accepted or not.
Register your Short Domain
The cost to register a short domain is £100+vat, if your
application is unsuccessful we can only refund you £50+vat
If you would like to submit an application please email email@example.com or call 01603
858250 with the details of the domains you would like to
To guarantee your application is submitted before Nominet close
the landrush phase you must submit your application to us, along
with full payment before 8th June 2011
Allocation of domains
Domains will be allocated on 23rd June 2011 and if you are the only
applicant for the domain then it will be registered for you. If
there are multiple applications then the domain will go to auction
and the domain name will be awarded to the applicant who places the
highest bid. The auctions will take place from 20 July 2011
onwards; details will be sent to participants in advance. Any
profits from the auctions will go to Nominet Trust.
The remaining .uk short domains will be made available on a
first-come, first served basis from 27 June 2011.
For further details please visit www.nominet.org.uk