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Multi Year .UK Registration
Domainmonster.com now offers multi-year registration of .uk domains. This means you can now register your .uk domain names for 1 to 10 years! Nominet went live with the change this morning at 8am and Domainmonster.com is right up to speed, giving our customers access to multi-year registrations as soon as they were available.
Until now, Nominet, the .uk registry, only offered a fixed term registration of 2 years. Now .uk domain names can be renewed year by year. This brings them in line with the vast majority of other domain name extensions who offer yearly registrations and longer term registration (up to 10 years). The new maximum registration period for .uk domains is 10 years. Once you have registered a domain name, you can renew the domain at any point and lengthen your period of registration right up to the maximum term. Previously domain name owners could only extend their .uk registration when the term of registration remaining was less than 6 months.
The change will also remove a number of WHOIS statements from .uk domain name WHOIS searches:
- • Registration request being processed
- • Renewal request being processed
- • Renewal invoice being processed
- • Registered until renewal date
This will leave just two important registration states:
- • Renewal Required (for expired domain names)
- • Registered until expiry date (registered domains)
This will give users a clearer view of the status of a .uk domain name.
We are proud to be a Nominet member and are pleased to integrate the change to our registration service. View the new pricing structure here. You can see if your chosen domain name is available by performing a domain name search on Domainmonster.com. So if you register a domain name which you know is going to be important to you, select 10 years from the drop down menu. This gives you peace of mind that no accidental expiry’s will occur. If you just want the site for a year to see what you can make of it, then select 1 year! Nominet have given more flexibility to .uk registrations and here at Domainmonster.com we are embracing the change.