Time is running out to register matching domain names.
People and companies that want to secure the second-level .UK equivalent of their third-level .uk domain have three months left to do so.
That’s when the clock runs out on a grandfathering plan. People with .co.uk domains registered as of October 28, 2013, were given five years to register the matching .uk domain once they became available. That ends July 25, 2019.
At that point these domains will be opened up to all registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Will there be a run on second level .uk domains? Despite the availability of example.UK names, only about 10% of new .uk registrations are at the second level. Most people still opt for third level domains.
About 10 million domains had grandfathering rights but many of those domains expired. There are currently 2.3 million second-level .uk domains registered.