Second level domain names in the UK and SEOSome of our clients have asked us to advise them on domain names. There are quite a few second level domain names in the UK.

The easiest choice is to get a co.uk, but sometimes you might be able to get very powerful domain extensions. If you don't try you will never win :)

Second-level domains

•    .ac.uk - academic (tertiary education and research establishments) and learned societies
•    .co.uk - general use (usually commercial)
•    .gov.uk - government (central and local)
•    .ltd.uk - limited companies
•    .me.uk - general use (usually personal)
•    .mod.uk - Ministry of Defence and HM Forces public sites
•    .net.uk - ISPs and network companies
•    .nhs.uk - National Health Service institutions
•    .nic.uk - network use only (Nominet UK)
•    .org.uk - general use (usually for non-profit organisations)
•    .parliament.uk - parliament (MPs, etc, and also the Scottish Parliament)
•    .plc.uk - public limited companies
•    .police.uk - police forces[3]
•    .sch.uk - local education authorities, schools, primary and secondary education, community education

The most powerful are: ac.uk, nhs.uk, sch.uk and org.uk.