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CO.UK

.UK is the so-called country code Top-Level-Domain (ccTLD) of the United Kingdom. An .CO.UK domain is normally used by companies who are located in the UK or who have business relationships with the UK. An ORG.UK domain is intended for organizations or groups affiliated to the UK. For other generic websites, including personal domains, ME.UK is available for individuals with ties to the UK.

Uk.png
Introduced 1985
Country United Kingdom
Registry Nominet
IDN Capable No
Webpage Register .UK

Contents


Registry

TLD

.co.uk

Allowed TLDs

.co.uk, .me.uk, .org.uk

Registry

Nominet

Dispute Policy

Rules

Registrar

1api GmbH

WHOIS-Server

whois.nic.uk

WHOIS-Update

5 min.

Min. Characters

1

Max. Characters

63

Character Set
  • Letters and numbers
  • Hyphens ("-"), however not at the beginning or directly in front of the TLD
  • IDN: not allowed
Limitations
  • Registrant Contacts: Required: 1 / Maximum: 1
  • Admin Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1
  • Tech Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1
  • Billing Contacts: Required: 0 / Maximum: 1

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IDN capable

No

Restore capable

Real-Time

Handle Updates

Supported

Registration System

Real-Time

Allowed number of NS

0 to 10

Registry Nameservercheck

No

Host IP-Addresses Type

IPv4 / IPv6

Hosts managed as

Object

Root Nameserver Update

random times a day

SEC DNS Interface

DS data interface

Transferclass

Push

Transfer Authcode required

No

Transfer Real-Time

Yes

Transfer Lock

No

Owner Change by

Registry

Trade Real-Time

Yes

Transfer included

No

Trade ACK by

-

Trade NACK by

-


Periods

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Registration Periods

1-10 years

Add Grace Period

0 days

Accounting Period

-1 week

Finalization Period

-1 day

Failure Period

89 days

Payment Period

-61 days

Deletion Restorable Period

1 day

Deletion Hold Period

0 days

Explicit Renewals

Yes

Renewal Periods

1-10 years


API

Domain Registration

Domains can be registered in Real-Time with the API AddDomain command.

command = AddDomain
domain  = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

ownercontact0 = (CONTACT)
admincontact0 = (CONTACT)
techcontact0 = (CONTACT)
billingcontact0 = (CONTACT)
nameserver0 = (NAMESERVER)
nameserver1 = (NAMESERVER)

OPTIONAL

auth = <TEXT> | <NULL>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>
subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>

Domain Transfer

The losing registrar has to inititate the transfer to push the domain to the gaining (new) registrar. The gaining registrar has to be aware of the planned domain transfer. Hence the transfer has to be requested with the API TransferDomain command.

command = TransferDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

REQUIRED

action = REQUEST | APPROVE | DENY | CANCEL | USERTRANSFER

OPTIONAL

order = CREATE | REPLACE | UPDATE

subuser = <TEXT> | <NULL>
period = <PERIOD>
transferlock = 0 | 1 | <NULL>

Delete Domain

Domains can be deleted with the API DeleteDomain command.
There is a Deletion Restorable Period of 1 day.

command = DeleteDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

Restore Domain

Restores can be processed in realtime. A restore is possible within 1 day upon deletion. Please use the command RestoreDomain.

command = RestoreDomain
domain = (DOMAIN)

OPTIONAL

renewalmode = <NULL> | <TEXT>
subuser = <TEXT>

Ownerchange

An Ownerchange for uk as well as for .co.uk can only be done by the registrant on side of the registry NOMINET directly: https://secure.nominet.org.uk/auth/login.html

TLD specific

Transfer In procedure

First of all, a transfer should be requested for the domain with the TransferDomain command or via the control panel.

Then the registrant of the domain name has to contact their current registrar and ask them to change the Registrar-Tag to 1API-DE. As soon as this has been completed, the domain name transfer should succeed automatically. Please note that when a .UK domain is transferred, the remaining registration period remains unchanged. Please do not forget to initiate the transfer in our system, otherwise the domain can not be assigned to your account and will not be renewed.

Transfer Out procedure

Please contact the gaining registrar to determine their Registrar-Tag and then use the PushDomain command or Control Panel to Push the domain to that new tag. Please note that pushing a tag is irreversible and cannot be cancelled. You must either contact the registrar who it got pushed to, or the registry.

COMMAND = PushDomain
DOMAIN = (domain)
TARGET = (tag)

Addons

The following overview shows you all available Domain Addons which can be used for this special kind of TLD. It also shows the respective API parameters which are required to activate the Domain Addons:

Addon Class Parameter to (de)activate *1) Renewal term *2) Affected Parameters *3)
Proxy (WHOISTRUSTEE_UK) X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC = 0 | 1 1 month All Contacts






*1) Parameter to (de)activate: When accessing our backend through the API, you can either activate the addon with X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC=1 or deactivate it with
      X-ACCEPT-WHOISTRUSTEE-TAC=0
*2) Renewal Term: Is the minimum renewal term of the "Addon Class"
*3) If you are using a "Proxy" Domain Addon normally all contact handles are affected (registrant, admin, tech, and billing contact).
      



RegistrarOC

Restore Process

To restore a domain as a RegistrarOC customer, you simply have to execute the RestoreDomain command. HEXONET directly forwards the restore request to the registry, which performs the restore in real-time. As soon as the restore is complete, the domain will get assigned to your account with the original domain data.

Please do not initiate a restore directly at the registry (e.g. using the registrar webinterface). All restore operations must be performed through our system.