About Nominet and the .uk domain

The .UK domain name family including .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk and the new shorter .uk are managed and operated by Nominet. Over 3 million businesses and millions more consumers rely on our domain registry services. We safeguard the internet by providing a resilient .UK domain.  We work with registrars, law enforcement, international internet communities and support consumer safety initiatives.

The .UK domain name conveys several benefits including trust, reputation, strong awareness and recognition across business and consumers. As well as providing a secure and trusted domain name for great British businesses and individuals, integral to our public benefit charter, we encourage and support individuals and businesses to improve digital skills, as they build their online presence through website development and professional email addresses to help them stand out, enhance their online visibility and simply be more ‘findable online’.

Who is Nominet?

Nominet is an international, internet company with a team of 140 people based in Oxford and London. It is a public benefit company with over 2,500 members. Since 1996, Nominet has managed and run domain names that end in .UK and is now one of the world’s largest country code registries. With the proceeds of their successful registry business, Nominet set up and supports Nominet Trust, an independent charitable foundation focussed on increasing access, safety and education on internet issues.

During a typical business day, a new .uk domain name is registered every 5 seconds. Have you got yours yet?