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1 Enter your desired domain here
2 Choose your desired extension
.com .net .org .co.uk
.org.uk .me.uk .info .biz
  select all
click here to view all extensions
.ae.org .ar.com .asia .at
.com.au .net.au .org.au .be
.br.com .bz .cc .ch
.cn .net.cn .org.cn .com.cn
.cn.com .co .de.com .dk
.es .eu .eu.com .fr
.gb.com .gb.net .hk .hu.com
.jpn.com .kr.com .la .li
.me .mobi .mx .com.mx
.no.com .co.nz .net.nz .org.nz
.qc.com .ru.com .sa.com .se.com
.se.net .sg .tel .tv
.uk.com .uk.net .us.com .uy.com
.ws .za.com     select all

Restricted Domains (contact us)

.ca .fr .name .ltd.uk
.de .it .nl .plc.uk
.us     .sch.uk
3 Click the button below to search for your domain name!
 
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About simple domain names

simpledomainnames.co.uk and simplewebhosting.co.uk have been registering domain names since 1995 for everyone from individuals and small businesses to the largest nationwide and international organisations.

Our business philosophy is simple - there are lots of businesses that will sell you domain names but we make it simple, with the minimum of fuss and for the lowest prices. We don't believe in tricking customers and have nothing to hide. The price you see on our home page is the price you pay (how many times have you seen 'domain names for 2p' only to find by the time you've added NIC fees, extra costs and VAT you're paying 15?)

We'd also like to reassure customers that you are the legal registrant of your domain name, you decide who hosts your website and you can transfer your domain name away from simpledomainnames.co.uk free of charge at any time. We don't use advertisements or interfere with your domain name in any way. There really are no catches!

We are a member of Nominet, an authorised Tucows OpenSRS reseller and CentralNic accredited registrar.

What is a domain name?

"This is the name that identifies an Web site. For example, "microsoft.com" is the domain name of Microsoft's Web site. A single Web server can serve Web sites for multiple domain names, but a single domain name can point to only one machine. For example, Apple Computer has Web sites at www.apple.com, www.info.apple.com, and store.apple.com. Each of these sites could be served on different machines."

What is a TLD?

A TLD is a 'Top Level Domain' and is part of a domain name. It is the letters that follow the domain name itself - for example, on www.example.com the TLD is .com. There are three different types of top level domains:

Registering multiple domain names

Registering multiple domain names is common practice, whether it is simply to give your users more options when it comes to what they type in to reach your website, or to stop competitors taking these domain names to divert business, and traffic, away from you. In many cases a company will register the same domain 'name' with different TLD, for example businessname.com, businessname.net, businessname.co.uk etc

Choosing a domain name

There are many factors to take into account when choosing a 'good' domain name. Firstly, it must be appropriate for yourself or your business. It is no good having a short domain if it's totally irrelevant, as potential visitors will have a hard time finding or remembering it. The length of the name can also be a factor in a visitor remembering it and therefore returning to the website.

The domain name itself can also be a factor in the increasingly important search engine optimisation (the process of tweaking the content and layout of a website in order for it to rank highly in search engines to bring in visitors from this source). If your business name contains keywords about your business then this is ideal. However, if your chosen name does not give any clue to the products or services offered then it is often a good idea to include an additional word in the domain. For example, a joinery called John Doe Ltd would benefit from www.doe-joinery.co.uk rather than a more generic www.johndoe-ltd.co.uk etc.

Which domain names are available?

Simply enter your desired domain name in the form here, and our domain checker will automatically check the availability of all the variations you have selected. Alternatively, we have a bulk domain name checker where you can enter as many as 20 different domain names and order those that are available in one easy process!

Domain names we can register

  .net

.net typically represent an Internet company or business but can be registered by anyone. You can register your .net domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration cost just £9.99 per year

  .org

.org are usually registered by international non-profit making organisations but can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .org domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration cost just £9.99 per year.

  .com

.com typically represent a company or business and can be registered by anyone. You can register your .com domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration cost just £9.99 per year.

  .biz

.biz typically represent a company or business and can be registered by anyone. You can register your .biz domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs just £9.99 per year.

  .info

.info are often used for websites that provide information but be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .info domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration cost just £9.99 per year.

  .eu

.eu represent an organisation located in the European Union and can only be registered by entities with an address in a EU member state. You can register your .eu domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration cost just £9.99 per year.

  .co.uk

.co.uk typically represent a UK-based company but can be be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .co.uk domain for a period of 2 years and registration costs just £4.99 per year.

  .org.uk

.org.uk usually represent a UK-based non-profit making organisation but can be be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .org.uk domain for a period of 2 years and registration costs just £4.99 per year.

  .me.uk

.me.uk domains are intended for personal use such as Mr John Doe registering johndoe.me.uk but can be be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .me.uk domain for a period of 2 years and registration costs just £4.99 per year.

  .ltd.uk

.ltd.uk domains are restricted and are intended for companies. Users are restricted to one name per registrant, and the name that a registrant can have is based on the legal company name as held by Companies House. You can only register your .me.uk domain for a period of 2 years and registration costs just £4.99 per year. Please contact us for more information on registering your .ltd.uk domain name.

  .plc.uk

.plc.uk domains are restricted and are intended for companies. Users are restricted to one name per registrant, and the name that a registrant can have is based on the legal company name as held by Companies House. You can only register your .me.uk domain for a period of 2 years and registration costs just £4.99 per year. Please contact us for more information on registering your .plc.uk domain name

  .it

the official domain of Italy but can be registered by any entity with an address in a EU member state. You can only register your .it domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs just £9.99. Please note that registration of .it domains is a complex, manual procedure; please contact us for more information.

  .jpn.com

an alternative to the official domain of Japan and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .jpn.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .eu.com

an alternative to the official domain of Europe and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .eu.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .es

the official domain of Spain but .es domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .es domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £9.99.

  .gb.com

an alternative to the official domain of Great Britain and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .gb.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .fr

the official domain of France and registrants must be French residents. Registrations are for a period of 1 year and cost just £9.99 per year.

  .uy.com

an alternative to the official domain of Uruguay and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .uy.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .hu.com

an alternative to the official domain of Hungary and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .hu.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .gb.net

an alternative to the official domain of Great Britain and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .gb.net domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .de.com

an alternative to the official domain of Germany and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .de.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .de

the official domain of Germany and either the registrant or the admin contact must reside in Germany. Registrations are for a period of 1 year costs £14.99 per year.

  .com.cn

the official domains of China but can be registered and used by anyone. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and cost £29.99 per year.

  .dk

the official domain of Denmark but .dk domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .dk domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £9.99.

  .cn.com

an alternative to the official domain of China and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .cn.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .cn

the official domains of China but can be registered and used by anyone. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and cost £29.99 per year.

  .ch

the official domain of Switzerland but .ch domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .ch domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £29.99 per year.

  .cc

the official domain of Cocos (Keeling Islands) but is also accepted to represent 'Chinese Corporation', 'Country Club' and others. Anyone can register a .cc domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs £19.99 per year.

  .ca

the official domain of Canada and registrants must meet Canadian presence requirements. You can register your .ca domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs £9.99 per year.

  .br.com

an alternative to the official domain of Brazil and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .br.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .be

the official domain of Belgium but .be domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .be domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £9.99.

  .at

the official domain of Austria but .at domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .at domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £19.99. Please note that the domains nameservers must be pre-configured prior to registration.

  .us

the official domain of the United States of America and can only be registered by those with a bona fide presence in the United States. You can register your .us domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs £14.99 per year.

  .us.com

an alternative to the official domain of the United States of America and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .us.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .uk.net

an alternative to the official domain of the United Kingdom and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .uk.net domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .uk.com

an alternative to the official domain of the United Kingdom and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .uk.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .tv

the official domain of the country of Tuvalu but can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .tv domain for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs £29.99 per year.

  .se.net

an alternative to the official domain of Sweden and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .se.net domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .se.com

an alternative to the official domain of Sweden and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .se.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .sa.com

an alternative to the official domain of South Africa and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .sa.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .ru.com

an alternative to the official domain of Russia and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .ru.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .qc.com

an alternative to the official domain of Quebec and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .qc.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .org.cn

the official domains of China but can be registered and used by anyone. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and cost £29.99 per year.

  .nl

the official domain of the Netherlands and can only be registered by residents and businesses with a valid address in the Netherlands. You can only register your .nl domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £14.99. Please note that registration of .nl domains is a complex, manual procedure; please contact us for more information.

  .no.com

an alternative to the official domain of Norway and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .no.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .net.cn

the official domains of China but can be registered and used by anyone. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years and cost £29.99 per year.

  .name

.name is the only global domain exclusively reserved for individuals. You can register register domains like john.name as well as domains like john.smith.name. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and costs £9.99 per year.

  .za.com

an alternative to the official domain of South Africa and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .za.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .mobi

.mobi is the first top level domain specifically designed for delivering content and services to mobile devices aimed at operators, content providers and mobile device manufacturers. Registrations are for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 10 years and costs £9.99 per year.

  .la

.la represents Los Angeles, the world's first city to be awarded its own unique internet address. .la domains can be registered and used by anyone for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .ae.oeg

an alternative to the official domain of the United Arab Emirates and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .ae.org domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .kr.com

an alternative to the official domain of Korea and can be registered and used by anyone. You can register your .kr.com domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 100 years and registration costs £34.99 per year.

  .com.mx

the official domain of Mexico but .com.mx domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .com.mx domain for a period of 1 year and registration costs £19.99.

  .me

the official domain of Montenegro but .me domains can be registered and used by anyone and are increasingly being used by individuals and as a replacement for .name. You can register your .me domain for a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 10 years and registration costs £14.99 per year.

  .li

the official domain of Liechtenstein but .li domains can be registered and used by anyone. You can only register your .li domain for 1 year at a time and registration costs £19.99.