Posted In: European Domains, Generic Top Level Domains

Nominet Poised to Release 1 & 2 Character Domains

One and two character domains for a long time have generally been unavailable, having a reserved status and only available for registration for a select few.  Now the trend is to reverse this. has approved the change in rules that will now allow for one and two character domains under the .uk Secondary Level Domain umbrella, which includes ac, co, gov, ltd, me, mil, mod, net, nhs, nic, org, plc, police and sch.

The release process is proposed to have two sunrise periods followed by a landrush.  Competing applications will be settled through an auction process. provides search and registration for over 1000 extensions.  Visit our page for more information on this and other similar extensions.