Nominet, the .UK registry, has announced it will be releasing one character, two letter and other previously reserved domains by the end of 2010 following an extensive consultation period that will see changes to registration rules to enable the release.
The process will see a two-stage sunrise and a landrush process for the previously unavailable domain names to respect trademark holderâs rights and to ensure an orderly and fair release with full details being published on 1 November 2010.
Following the sunrise period, any remaining reserved domain names will be available through an open auction.
To see the full list of domain names being released, Nominet has published them at www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/reserved/releaselist/
The changes to the rules are available from www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/reserved/changestorules/
Domain names will be able to be registered through Nominet registrars such as Europe Registry.