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I'm having troubles registering my .UK domain name

When you are trying to register a .UK domain name, you may receive the following error message:

531:Authorization error - xxxx.uk - V334 Your request for domain  'xxxxx.uk' has failed because the 'account-name' for the registrant  does not fully match any registrant which has rights for this domain

It means that the Registry has reserved a selection of .UK domains specifically for corresponding second-level domain name registrants. If you're the owner of a .co.uk / org.uk / .me.uk domain name and are registering a corresponding .UK domain name, please use the Exact same Whois details used on your corresponding second-level domain when processing your registration, otherwise, the order will fail.

As the details are case sensitive as well as sensitive to extra spaces or characters, you will need to double-check the Whois details you're using and try to register the domain name again.

The right to a .UK falls to the equivalent qualifying .co.uk, .org.uk or .me.uk domains which were registered prior to October 28, 2013. When there's more than one equivalent domain, the right will fall in order of priority: .co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk.

If you've received the following error message: V337 Either the registrant or the address for service for second-level domains must have a country code of GB, GG, JE or IM - it means that a valid  .UK Postal Address (address located in Great Britain (GB), Guernsey (GG), Jersey (JE) or Isle of Man (IM)) is required. If the corresponding second-level .UK domain name does not have a postal address in one of these locations, you are not eligible for a .uk domain name.

If you have a postal address in the UK, you will need to update the Whois information on the existing domain name and then claim the rights for your new .UK domain.

If you've received the following error message: Domain name not available - it means that the domain name you are trying to register is not available at the moment. Also, this error message will appear if you tried to register such a domain as "com.co.uk", for example. This domain cannot be registered because it contravenes the Nominet UK naming rules: second-level domains may not be identical to a top-level domain.

The amount paid for the failed order will be refunded back to the source of payment.

You can read more about .UK registration requirements here.

That's it!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Support Team.