Originally .org.uk domain names were intended to help UK based charities or other not for profit organizations to identify themselves. However, over time this rule has been relaxed & now just about anyone can register a .org.uk domain.
Nowadays anyone can register a .org.uk domain name & they are issued to the first person/organization that registers them.
As long as the domain name that you register does not infringe someone else’s copyright or trademark then you can register one. If you are not sure we recommend that you seek the appropriate legal advice.
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You can register a.org.uk domain name for between 1 to 10 years into the future.
No, there is no certificate. Everything is done online. You can check that you are listed as the domain’s owner by searching the Whois on the Nominet website at http://www.nominet.org.uk/
Unfortunately not. The maximum period that you can register your .org.uk domain name for is up to 10 years into the future.
We will send you renewal reminders before your .org.uk domain expires. These are sent to the billing contact in our system. The domain renewal emails are sent 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 10 days, 5 days before expiry & on the expiry date.
The email will include a link to the Pickaweb Billing Area where you can login to request your domain renewal.
You can find full details on how to renew your domain name here.
At any time you can login & change your domain settings so that it will auto-renew on the expiry date. You can manage this via your Pickaweb Client Area. As long as the payment details on record are valid & kept up to date then the renewal will be applied.
If you let your .org.uk domain expire for any reason then you still get another 30 days to renew your domain. All you need to do is to login to your Pickaweb Client Area to do this. If there are any problems, just contact our friendly support team & we will check everything for you.
Nominet is the UK Registry & they issue & administer all .org.uk domains. Their website is http://www.nominet.org.uk/ Normally all contact regarding your domain name is via a Registrra such as Pickaweb because Nominet does not usually deal directly with the public, except to deal with things like domain name ownership disputes (see below).
In order to become an authorised Nominet Registrar a company needs to be assigned an IPS Tag. This helps Nominet to identify which Registrar is responsible for administering which domain name.
Our IPS Tag is PICKAWEB (please be sure to use all capitals).
.org.uk domain transfers are free. We have prepared step by step instructions for transferring .org.uk domain names here.
If there is a dispute over the ownership of a domain name then Nominet has a Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) - you can find out more at http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes
In order to see who owns a .org.uk domain name just do a WHOIS search on the Nominet site at http://www.nominet.org.uk/
If you are an individual & you register your .org.uk domain on that basis then yes, you can use the free Whois privacy service provided by Nominet.
However, this service is only available for individuals. It is not for companies. If you are not sure, just ask & we can check for you & advise.
You can update the contact details for your .org.uk domain at any time by logging into your Pickaweb Domain Managament Area
Yes, updating your nameservers is easy & free. We have prepared some info to help you understand how to update nameservers.
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