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dotUKSince yesterday, direct registrations under .uk have become possible. Before that time, English domain names where located at the third-level, under for .co.uk, .me.uk, .net.uk and .org.uk. Nominet, the registry that manages the .uk namespace, has announced that within the first 24 hours already 50.000 domain names had been registered under .uk. This by far outnumbers the first day registrations of any of the new gTLD’s that have been going live earlier this year. The success of .uk clearly shows that, even within the growing offer of new gTLD’s, the country code extensions remain impossible to disregard.