Second Level Domain Names in the UK and SEO

by | Sep 21, 2018 | Content

Some 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.

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