Issues with NameCheap registering .co.uk domain

by UMS
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I found a really good keyword where 90% of the traffic is UK based, so I decided to register a .co.uk domain with NameCheap

I went through the order process and received all the usual confirmations that I'd successfully registered the domain.

However, the domain didn't appear in my domain list, so I contacted NameCheap support.

There response was that the domain was currently registered and can't be re-registered until it expires!

Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author pjCheviot
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    Peter,

    It may well be registered to you? I have noticed that it is not "instant" like dot.com's etc - and sometimes takes a couple of hours to appear on your Manage Domains page.

    Hope this is the case with yours
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  • Profile picture of the author Rich Struck
    I've had that happen to me too but with a .tv domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    Ah, just got a response back from NameCheap support (from someone who actually knows something) to say .co.uk domains take several hours to appear in your account after being registered.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      Ah, just got a response back from NameCheap support (from someone who actually knows something) to say .co.uk domains take several hours to appear in your account after being registered.
      Ah good ... and thanks for the update. I was concerned about this (most unlike Namecheap?!). I was wanting to reply, but didn't understand what had happened. I do have various .co.uk domains at Namecheap, but never actually registered any of them there originally: I transferred them all in from my UK registrar, when they were close to their first year's expiry.

      Hoping all is well here, Peter (sounds like it, now?).
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    co.uk takes a while to go through our UK Nominet (no idea why - it seems like it's just a computer program doing all the work)

    I've registered a few co.uk domains through Namecheap but prefer UK registrars as it's one of the few times when we're cheaper than US prices!
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  • Profile picture of the author UMS
    I was tossing up whether to use a UK registrar, but in the end, I find it's easier to use NameCheap so that I can manage all my domains from a single point.

    Anyway, all is fine now, although it would be good if they had some type of notice on the order screen or confirmation email that warns you that it takes a few hours to process.
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi UMS,

      Originally Posted by UMS View Post

      Anyway, all is fine now, although it would be good if they had some type of notice on the order screen or confirmation email that warns you that it takes a few hours to process.
      Unless I'm mistaken I think there's a standard disclaimer shown for all types of domains that says something like 'can take up to 24 hours'.

      As has been mentioned, .co.uk domains do tend to take longer, in my experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    It might be something similar as with the .ca (Canadian) domains: the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has to verify we are Canadians and have the right to .ca domains...
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Namecheap is not the actual registrar for uk domains. I believe Nominet handles most of them. Nominet

    I've had great success registering them through Godaddy though. I don't think I'd try to register them through Namecheap.
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