You may have received an email from Nominet with the subject line “Nominet .uk final chance promotion”
Q: Is this a scam?
A: No, it is an opportunity to secure the matching YOUR_DOMAIN.UK domain to go alongside your existing YOUR_DOMAIN.CO.UK domain. Nominet is contacting all qualifying uk domain contacts to advise them the new domain is available if they want it.
Q: I already paid for my domain renewal, why are you asking for another payment?
A: We are not, this is for a different, new, domain which you may purchase if you wish.
Q: Am I obliged to take it up?
A: No, it is an option. You are under no obligation to take it up.
Q: It says it’s reserved for me, so do I have to do anything more?
A: Only if you want it. In that case you need to let us know – BY EMAIL, not by phone – that you want to register it. We will send an email with a link for you to pay securely online by credit or debit card through Worldpay’s secure facility. Please do this well in advance on the 25th June.
Q: I don’t want to use my card online, can I pay by a different method?
A: No, payment must be made in advance for these domain registration(s) unless you already have credit terms with us.
Q: I don’t want it, what do I need to do?
A: Nothing. You do not need to contact us to tell us you don’t want it.
Q: I’m not sure whether I want the new domain or not, do I have to register it now?
A: You only have sole registration rights until 25th June. During that time no-one else can register your reserved domain. After 25th June they will be freely available for anyone to register on a first-come, first-served basis so we cannot guarantee to register it for you. If someone else decides they want it and they get there first, the domain will be theirs.
Q: What is the registration cost?
A: The cost is the same as you pay for your existing co.uk domain renewals.