Can a non-UK person buy .co.uk domain?

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  1. smartweb

    smartweb UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello,

    I would like to know if non-UK person can register .co.uk and .uk domains?

    Regards!
     
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    Posted: May 8, 2014 By: smartweb Member since: May 8, 2014
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  2. nahosting

    nahosting UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Posted: May 8, 2014 By: nahosting Member since: Mar 19, 2013
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  3. ServWise

    ServWise UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Yes anyone can buy a .co.uk
     
    Posted: May 8, 2014 By: ServWise Member since: Jan 22, 2008
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  4. businessmobilecontracts

    businessmobilecontracts UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I completely agree... Anyone can buy a .co.uk domain.
     
    Posted: May 8, 2014 By: businessmobilecontracts Member since: Feb 28, 2014
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  5. Video_Production

    Video_Production UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You can buy and domain as long as it is not take by someone else
     
    Posted: May 9, 2014 By: Video_Production Member since: Sep 7, 2012
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  6. Dan_HiHosting

    Dan_HiHosting UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Posted: May 10, 2014 By: Dan_HiHosting Member since: Mar 7, 2011
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  7. Page

    Page UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    what about us buying domains abroad - i think there are restrictions on that so surely there are some coming the other way - or maybe not ?
     
    Posted: May 10, 2014 By: Page Member since: Jul 28, 2007
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  8. pjperez

    pjperez UKBF Regular Free Member

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    It depends on the NIC's rules (e.g. Nominet for .co.uk domains). It is quite easy to buy from most countries through one of the global registrars (GoDaddy, Directnic, Ghandi, etc), but there could be restrictions on some specific TLDs.
     
    Posted: May 10, 2014 By: pjperez Member since: Mar 31, 2014
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  9. Dan_HiHosting

    Dan_HiHosting UKBF Ace Full Member

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    As pjperez says it depends entirely on the NIC, and these are different for different countries, so while some countries' governing bodies can be quite strict about who can register a domain, others like Nominet aren't.

    A classic historical example is .fr - where you had to be a french resident in order to register a domain with that extension:
    http://www.dnjournal.com/columns/fr.htm
     
    Posted: May 10, 2014 By: Dan_HiHosting Member since: Mar 7, 2011
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  10. tijan

    tijan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    No prob with anyone buying a .co.uk but i think i have come across some domain extenstion that are only sold to pple within that country.. Its either a canada or chine extension
     
    Posted: May 11, 2014 By: tijan Member since: Oct 31, 2006
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  11. HostLoveUK

    HostLoveUK UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Yes, anyone can buy a .co.uk domain name however there are various domain names that you have to live in that region to be eligible for the domain for example .ie .london etc.
     
    Posted: May 12, 2014 By: HostLoveUK Member since: Nov 1, 2013
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  12. amac

    amac UKBF Regular Full Member

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    There's many tld's that are restricted to nationals of the country rightly or wrongly.
     
    Posted: May 14, 2014 By: amac Member since: Dec 31, 2011
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  13. benb

    benb UKBF Regular Free Member

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    You need to have a UK address to register .uk domains.
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2014 By: benb Member since: Dec 30, 2013
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  14. ralchevd

    ralchevd UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Personally I used to host my personal portfolio on .co.uk domain when I was in the UK. Should be no problem
     
    Posted: Jun 22, 2014 By: ralchevd Member since: Jun 21, 2014
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  15. bangduong

    bangduong UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    yes, you can buy .co.uk domain even you are abroad
     
    Posted: Jul 7, 2014 By: bangduong Member since: Jul 7, 2014
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  16. Page

    Page UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    So what about when a company wants a presence in a country with a local domain
     
    Posted: Jul 8, 2014 By: Page Member since: Jul 28, 2007
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  17. DangerFighter

    DangerFighter UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Of course anyone can buy .co.uk domain from anywhere.
     
    Posted: Jul 8, 2014 By: DangerFighter Member since: Jun 20, 2014
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  18. pjperez

    pjperez UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I guess they would have to open shop in the country :)
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2014 By: pjperez Member since: Mar 31, 2014
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  19. Nationwidefands

    Nationwidefands UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem - if you are unsure maybe contact Nominet ( you will have to google it as it won't let me post the link )
     
    Posted: Jul 15, 2014 By: Nationwidefands Member since: Jul 15, 2014
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  20. GoranaSmith

    GoranaSmith UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ofcourse, you can buy a .co.uk domain. But, make sure your target market is in UK for such domains, else you could end up being a laughing stock.
     
    Posted: Jul 16, 2014 By: GoranaSmith Member since: Jul 16, 2014
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