In June 2014, we launched a new shorter domain ending, .uk. It became part of the .UK domain family, joining .co.uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk.
At the time of the launch, we gave registrants (‘owners’) of existing .co.uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk domains (registered before 23:59hrs on October 28 2013) five years to register the corresponding .uk domain name. This was referred to as the registrant having the ‘right of registration’ to the matching .uk domain name.
This meant that if you own yourwebsite.co.uk, your equivalent .uk domain, so yourwebsite.uk, may have been reserved for you.
The deadline to claim reserved .uk domain names ended at 6am BST (UTC+1) on the 25th of June 2019.