Starting from May of next year we will be offering the more common registration periods of 1 to 10 years for .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk domains. The allows users of .uk domains to have the same protection that they have in .com, .net and other top level domains.
A recent report shows that .uk registrations grew by 10.5% over the past 12 months, bringing the total number of domains to 9.7 million by the end of September 2011. .uk also maintains its position as the world’s second largest country code registry after Germany’s .de.
The report also shows that the global market for domain names is healthy and growing with an increase of 9.5% this year, taking the total number of domains globally to 218 million, an increase of 19 million. Generic Top Level Domains now make up 60% of the market while 39% are country code Top Level Domains.