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Nominet has just announced a consultation to allow businesses who are or want to, get online with a new shorter domain the option of registering instead of

The aim is to provide a new secure area for UK businsess, using registrant verification, a UK based rule for all registrants, malwear scanning of all sites in the zone and DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions).

Wholesale pricing to registrars is expected to be under £20, registrars will be free to set their own customer pricing.

Comments on the consulation document for the new .uk domain space should be emailed to before the 7th January, 2013.