UK Warriors - co.uk Registration question

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Hi -

I have always bought .com domain names from companies in the States although based in the UK.

But I need to get a co.uk domain registration and was wondering who people would recommend here in the UK to do that.

I already have a big hosting package with hostgator - so simply need a domain reg. company.

I saw loads on Google obviously but always like a personal recommendation.

Thanks

John
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  • Profile picture of the author motivated
    I use Namecheap for this, they sell .co.uk's as well. They are easy to use and reliable, I like everything about them but the name.

    123reg is a domain registration company that's in the UK, I used to use them they are ok, nothing wrong with them, although Namecheap has an easier to use interface, but I find it easier to keep all the domains in one place.

    HTH

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Colin Evans
    Namecheap is good - the .co.uk domains I got through them are two year registrations
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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
      I have a lot of domains with 123-reg.co.uk , only about £6 for 2 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author PeteHarrison
      Hi John,

      If you are going with a .co.uk registration I am assuming that are targetting the UK market. If this is the case, you should really host it on a UK based server - Google gives better positioning if a country specific TLD is hosted in the relevant country.

      I use ukreg[dot]com for .co.uk names as they offer free domain privacy with each domain registered.

      Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    I've got a handful of co.uk domains that I've had for donkey's years - all with GoDaddy. I've had no problems with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
    I always use namecheap. Use one of their coupons to get a reduction on price.

    The April coupon is - AprilBuzz

    Mary
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul1234
    I've used Easily for the past 10 years (since they started) for all .co.uk domain registrations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    ukreg.com

    Very reliable, cheap and easy to use. They have been around for years.

    I've never had a single problem with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author ciucu
    namecheap is good for you
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  • Profile picture of the author Adenrele Laguda
    I have a couple with heartinternet.co.uk

    Does anyone else know about this company?
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    I would strongly suggest NameCheap. The thing with GoDaddy is that it is NOT recommended by Mike Filesaime.

    In one of his report he has said that they keep a lot of control over the domain even if you update the Nameservers to some other Registrar (for example Like Namecheap).

    Bhupinder
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    i would suggest heartinternet.co.uk they are a great uk based company and offer a great service and if you have uk domains elsewhere they will do it for free.

    Whatever you do dont go near fasthosts.co.uk or their domain service ukreg they are bad news and i can find very few to have a good word to say about them. Just google fasthosts reviews and you'll see it for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steadyon
    I would recommend that you don't purchase your domains with the same company that you host sites with.

    Keep things separate.

    There are many good reasons why you should do it this way. (Search forum)
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  • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
    Namecheap.

    Whatever you do don't use internetters.co.uk they will try and hold you hostage for your domains.

    I bought one through them and I wanted to move it before it was due for renewal, but they wouldn't complete all the paperwork. They then renewed it for 2 years and wanted almost 100 pounds for the renewal

    I had owned this domain for 6 years, and if you were to check you will see it is registered to me because they paid the 2 years and I wasn't prepared to pay the amount they were asking.

    No domain is worth that much just for renewing, so avoid them at all costs
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbobo2779
    As others have stated I would also suggest namecheap but would recommend staying away from 123reg. I had some nasty experience with 123reg taking money out of my account every couple of weeks or so for nothing. I had to cancel my card and get one re-issued just to stop the payments.

    Dunno if this was a fluke thing but I wouldn't go near 123reg or any affiliated company again.

    Also heartinternet is good for UK hosting, never used them for domains though.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Starter
    Personally I have always used domainmonster.com

    They have a uk team (actual british people in the UK answering the phone - possibly the last call centre of it's type LoL) and are always available.

    They also helped me prevent a domain being stolen by someone else. Definitely worth checking out and as cheap as the alternatives.

    Johnny
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  • Profile picture of the author urbt
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    Sorry if I'm a bit late, but I higly recommend Daily.co.uk - something like £4.60 for a 2 year .co.uk. Have a look around for some voucher codes and you're laughing.

    With .co.uk I wouldn't recommend the two big companies (GoDaddy and NameCheap).
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  • Profile picture of the author danielmcclure
    I have previously used 1&1 Internet Ltd.- Home Page and had no problems with their service. I would re-iterate past comments on having your domain and hosting with separate providers as I have had minor grief with that in the past.
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      I've been using 123-reg.co.uk for about 10 years and wouldn't go anywhere else for my .co.uk domains. The control panel is really user friendly and I've had some nice affiliate cheques to make me even happier.
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      • Profile picture of the author Wah Bhatti
        heartinternet.co.uk for my dot co dot uk

        and name cheap for my dot coms


        i also host my dot co dot uks on a uk server
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Tunnah
      Originally Posted by danielmcclure View Post

      I have previously used 1&1 Internet Ltd.- Home Page and had no problems with their service. I would re-iterate past comments on having your domain and hosting with separate providers as I have had minor grief with that in the past.
      I sued 1&1 a few years back so I can't recommend them. They charged a credit card that was by their own admission not longer registered with them.

      Rich

      ps. I recommend 123reg for .co.uk
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  • Profile picture of the author GoGetta
    John,

    I still buy .co.uk from the states as it works out cheaper!

    GoGetta
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  • Profile picture of the author raydp
    Namecheap for me.

    Ray
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewjmoody
    I use name cheap for everything - free whois privacy guard and good prices
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    • Profile picture of the author PeteHarrison
      Originally Posted by matthewjmoody View Post

      I use name cheap for everything - free whois privacy guard and good prices
      Not for .co.uk domains

      Pete
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      • Profile picture of the author SMS
        Hi guys,

        Does heartinternet.co.uk support multiple domains on any of their non-reseller accounts?
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        • Profile picture of the author Martin
          Originally Posted by SMS View Post

          Hi guys,

          Does heartinternet.co.uk support multiple domains on any of their non-reseller accounts?
          Hi,

          I don't think they do except on the re-seller account. I used Heart untill recently, no complaints about their service or response to problems. The major problem I found was that I was limited to (Ithink) only 3 cron jobs per domain - I had a reseller account - and I didn't like the non standard control panel - gimme C panel everytime!

          Re registering dot co dot uk's I have used Register Cheap Domain Names USA, Canada, Australia UK for a number of years without difficulty (that is NOT an aff link btw) I have never ever experienced any name hi-jacking there despite spending hours on it sometimes searching various combos.

          My apologies, the above link is to 1cheapdomains.com and I have know clue why it appears as the embedded description.
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          Cheers :-)

          Mart

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