Domain Name Restrictions
Certain domain names have restrictions imposed on them by the registrars, this means that they can only be used by specific people / companies or for a specific use.
Please note the following restrictions that apply to certain domain names:
|.uk||If the .co.uk or .org.uk version of .uk domain name is already registered, the .uk version is automatically reserved for the existing registrant until the 10 June 2019.|
|.me.uk||Are intended to be only used for personal usage, not commercial use.|
|.ltd.uk||Only Limited UK companies with a valid Companies House registration number.|
|.plc.uk||Only Publicly Limited UK companies with a valid Companies House registration No.|
|.net.uk||Only intended for NIC (Network Information Centre), NOC (Network Operations Centre), and other administrative use, and users are required to be Internet Service Providers (ISPs).|
Please also note the following general domain name restrictions:
- The length of a domain name including the extension must be between 3 and 63 characters
- The only characters allowed in a domain name are 'a' through to 'z' and '0' through to '9'
- You can used the "-" symbol to separate words (your-domain-name.com) but not the dot (".") symbol
- Domains cannot begin or end with a hyphen, nor can they contain spaces or other punctuation
- There are restrictions on minimum and maximum lengths
- Domains are not case sensitive, all domains are considered to be lower case