This will probably be my shortest post yet, as it needs no major explanation. These are the reasons why I think people and businesses in the UK should buy a .uk domain. 1. To protect your business brand from competitors that would register it first.
2. Short domain names are better - cooler branding. fred.uk is more appealing than fred.co.uk
3. Shorter domains are less likely to be mistyped.
Any unique ‘example.uk’ domain name (e.g. one that does not have an equivalent name already registered as a .co.uk or a .org.uk) will be available on a first come, first served basis from launch.
Check who has rights to a .uk domain here... http://www.dotuklaunch.uk/
If you haven't already, grab your new .uk domain now!