Nominet Opens Landrush For Remaining .UK Short Domains

Nominet logoNominet commenced the Landrush phase for the 2640 remaining .UK short domain names at midday on 23 May.

To ensure all interested parties can take part, the Landrush application window will close at midday (12.00 BST) 15 June 2011. During this period, these domain names will not be available on a first come first served basis.

Throughout the application window, registrants can apply for the short domains they are interested in via a registrar such as Europe Registry. Each application costs a non-refundable £10 + VAT.

Any domain name for which there is only one qualifying application (as per section 6 of the Sunrise Process and Registration Rules) will be allocated on 23rd June.

Domain names which receive more than one application 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 20th July 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.

A full list of the domain names being released is available at www.nominet.org.uk/digitalAssets/49887_Domain_Validation_Table_200511.pdf

The Sunrise Process and Registration Rules are available from www.nominet.org.uk/digitalAssets/47817_short-domains-rules-and-guidance-feb11.pdf

To register your .UK domain name, check out Europe Registry here.