When registering a domain name through your registrar, it is important that you supply your details including your full name or that of your business, depending on whether you are registering the domain for yourself or your business (for example, Nominet UK).
You will also be asked for your contact address and email address. The contact address must be good for receiving written communications and will be published on our public domain name look up service, WHOIS. The email address will not be published but will be used for all communications sent out by us to you regarding your domain name. We do not generally communicate with customers by hard copy letter.
Why do I need to do this?
Trust in and preference for .uk domain names is strong with 35% of people saying they would trust .uk sites over .com and 81% saying they would choose .uk over .com when searching for a product or service. The main reasons given were that it would be more likely to be a UK based company and have more relevance with prices in sterling and acceptable delivery charges. This means that when people look at your online presence they want to know where you are based and will be reassured to see your address published on our domain lookup service.
If your details become out-of-date or invalid at any point you risk losing your domain name as we have to cancel domain names that are not properly registered. Should an issue like this come to our attention we will contact you by email to ask you to update or amend the details that we hold for you. If your details remain invalid you risk losing your domain name.