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About .co.uk and .uk domains

You can register, transfer, or connect domains ending in .co.uk or .uk to Squarespace. While these domains are a great option for establishing a presence in the United Kingdom, they follow different rules than most other TLDs we offer. Note that .uk domains require a valid UK address at registration.

This guide walks you through all of these requirements and exceptions.

Tip: The .co.uk and .uk TLDs are country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), which work differently from generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

TLD features

Browse the table below to learn about the unique features and rules of registering or transferring a domain ending in either .co.uk. or .uk.

Feature

Rules

Pricing

    • $20
    • €18
    • £16
    • A$27

Your domain may be subject to state and local sales taxes. If your domain is subject to tax, you’ll see it added at checkout. To learn more, visit our guides on taxes in the United States, European Union, or Australia.

Address requirements (.uk only)

You must enter an address located in the UK to register or transfer a .uk domain.

WHOIS Privacy

WHOIS privacy isn't available.

Domain locking

Domains can't be locked.

Email verification

After registering a domain, you’ll receive an email from nominet@nominet.org.uk acknowledging your purchase. You don’t need to take any action or verify your domain from this email.

Five-day registration grace period

There’s no five-day grace period to cancel these domains and no refunds.

Before you register the domain, ensure that you want to keep it. Double-check the domain for typos.

Registration contact options

There are two contacts: Owner and Admin. You won’t see Tech or Billing contact options.

Transfer in pricing

If you have more than seven days left on your current registration, the transfer is free. However, we don't add one extra year of registration, as we do for other TLDs. During the transfer process, you'll enter your credit card so we can charge you the standard price at your usual renewal date.

The domain must have less than five years of registration remaining. Domains with more than five years won't transfer.

If the domain will expire within seven days, or if it's been less than 30 days since the domain expired, you'll pay the standard price for one year of registration when transferring in.

Transfer in steps

You don't need an authorization code from your current provider to transfer a .co.uk or .uk domain to Squarespace. Instead, after confirming the registration terms and billing, we'll ask you to contact your provider to request that they update the domain's IPS tag to TUCOWS-CA.

Only do this when prompted within Squarespace. Changing the tag too early can stall the transfer.

The transfer should complete immediately after your provider updates the IPS tag, but you may still experience some wait time depending on when the provider updates the tag.

Transfer away 60-day lock

You can transfer the domain away from Squarespace any time. You don’t need to wait the usual 60 days after registering or transferring it.

Transfer away steps

You don't need to unlock the domain or generate a transfer code in Squarespace.

After starting the transfer process with your new registrar, contact us and request to change your IPS Tag to the tag your registrar requires. Only do this when your new registrar requests the change. Changing the tag too early can stall the transfer.

The transfer should complete immediately after we update the IPS tag, but it can sometimes take up to 72 hours to see the update in your Domains panel.

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About .co.uk and .uk domains