We include below some details and background of recent policy discussions and consultations:
Changes to the rules of registration for .ltd.uk and .plc.uk
Under the current rules for registration of .ltd.uk and .plc.uk, each company registered at Companies House is entitled to a unique domain name that exactly matches their company name. In addition, the rules also state that any characters which cannot be represented in the Domain Name System, such as "&" or "@", are ignored. This has resulted in the potential for more than one company to be entitled to the same domain name and has created the potential for abuse.
Status: revisions to the rules will be implemented and communicated to stakeholders shortly.