new .UK domain names – don’t be fooled by the scam via mobile

The .uk domain names are due out on 10 June 2014 – yes exciting

however I am writing about the fact that there seems to be a scam running around via a company calling themselves getmyuk.com who are contacting people via their mobile and telling them to “claim” their new .uk domain name now

Now a couple of things

  • If you own the unique .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk, .plc.uk or .ltd.uk domainnames then the shorted >UK version will automatically be reserved for you until June 2019
  • If you decide that you do not want it – then and only then will it become available to others
  • They are not yet available to purchase – so don’t use any other company!

Nominet runs the “uk” domain names – and so you can read more about them here and you can also check their “rights” tool which shows who gets first refusal

So don’t get caught up purchasing something from this company targeting you – you don’t need to – more often than not their are either charging more than they need or are tying you in to other things.

If you are unsure about all of this – contact me – and I can tell you what will happen regards to your own domain name

If in doubt ask!

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