Proposals for new policy on second level domain registrations

We have launched a revised proposal for .uk domain name registrations at the second level (, which forms part of a broader programme of work announced last month.

We believe that a new second level domains policy is necessary to keep the namespace competitive alongside the introduction of over 1,000 new top level domains from 2014.

Combining a shorter suffix with the trust of the ‘.uk’ brand would offer a wider choice for existing .uk registrants and the millions of consumers and businesses who do not yet have their own online space.

A press release provides further information about the consultation, which launches today runs until 23 September 2013. Where consent has been given, responses to the consultation will be published in November.