Effective July 1st all RoR .uk domains that would have been otherwise reserved to registrants who own a third level equivalent (.co.uk, .net.uk...etc) will be available for public registration!
You can read the historical process for registering Right of Registration (RoR), .uk domains here.
Normally, Enom sends a lot of requests to the .uk registry (Nominet) per second. This high bandwidth of requests is essential to satisfy all of our resellers' demands to update,register,transfer, and renew their .uk domains.
RoR .uk domains will not be participating in the same high-bandwidth pool as regular .uk domains. Nominet will be restricting the amount of requests Enom can send per minute for this special list of domains. Re-sellers hammering away at register buttons or register commands can expect to be frequently greeted with an error.
“Command failed: RoR request throttling: delay is [N]s”
If this happens, please re-attempt the registration.
You won't be able to register your domains whenever. Nominet is releasing these domains in batches. These are categorized on the first letter of an RoR domain's string. Each batch will pass through a period where:
- registration is not yet open (NO),
- registration is limited by bottlenecking
- registrations will happen normally, where the behavior of the registration is identical to any other .uk or .co.uk domain
Will I have to append any special attributes to my registrations for RoR domains during the release schedule? Do I have to do anything differently?
No, you can submit your .uk registrations as you normally would
Some registrars are offering a 'pre-order service' will you be doing the same?
No, Enom will not be offering a pre-order service. Registrations for RoR .uk domains with Enom operate on a first come-first serve basis. We recommend the use of API to better your chances at registering.