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About .co.uk domains

You can register or transfer domains ending in .co.uk to Squarespace, even if you don't have an address or phone number in the United Kingdom. While .co.uk domains are a great option for establishing a presence in the U.K., they follow different rules than most other TLDs we offer.

Note that the .co.uk TLD is different than .uk, and we don’t currently offer .uk for registration or transfer.  

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

Tip: The .co.uk TLD is a country code top-level domain (ccTLD), which works differently from a generic top-level domain (gTLD).

TLD features

Browse the table below to learn about the unique features and rules of domains ending in co.uk.

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.

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. You won't need to pay for more time when you transfer. However, you'll need to enter a credit card we can charge to renew the domain.

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 the domain plus one year.

Transfer in steps

At the end of the transfer, we'll ask you to contact your current provider to request that they update the domain's IPS tag to TUCOWS-CA.

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

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

After starting the transfer, 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.

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