The .net.uk Second Level Domain
The .net.uk Second Level Domain is managed by Nominet UK and is limited to the
registration of Third Level Domains for Internet Service Providers.
Decisions on name requests in the .net.uk Second Level Domain are made by
Specifically, Nominet UK must be satisfied that the applicant for a Third Level
Domain Name within the .net.uk Second Level Domain meets each of the following
The applicant is an Internet Service Provider
The applicant is either:
a company listed on the Register of Companies at Companies House under the
Companies Act 1985 in the Great Britain or on the Register of Companies at the
Northern Ireland Companies Registry under the Companies (Northern Ireland)
a United Kingdom government department, local government body, or
associated government funded organisation
a recognised academic institution geographically located in the United Kingdom
a Charity on the Register of Charities at the Charity Commission in the United
The applicant either:
be listed as a local IP address registry with a regional IP address registry.
have an Autonomous System containing hosts in the United Kingdom that is listed
with a regional IP address registry and that is continuously reachable from
major Internet exchange points.
The requested domain name is the same as or a reasonable variant of the
The applicant will use the domain in conformance with the RFC 1591 guidelines
for NET domains.
This domain is intended to hold only the computers of network providers, that
is the NIC and NOC computers, the administrative computers, and the network
node computers. The customers of the network provider would have domain names
of their own (not in the NET TLD).
The registrant will not use the domain for any service they provide on behalf of
any other entity, eg the domain name may not appear in customer e-mail
addresses or URLs.
How to register an organisation in the .net.uk Second Level Domain.
All requests for names in .net.uk Second Level Domain are submitted in the same
manner as requests for Domain Names in the .co.uk Second Level Domain, ie
members of Nominet UK submit requests to firstname.lastname@example.org using the
Automaton. Non-members should contact Nominet UK.