Nominet, the organisation behind .co.uk and .org.uk domains, will soon allow multiple year’s domain registrations. Earlier, the maximum registration period for UK domain names has been two years.
The decision to allow .uk domain name owners to register for periods such as 5, 7 or 10 years was taken after consulting Nominet members.
What is next?
UK domain name holders will soon have a greater choice of registration period, without worrying about domain renewals.
Starting the 1st of May 2012, the wholesale fee for Nominet members will continue to be £3.50/year (+VAT), £5 for two years (+VAT) and each additional year will cost £2.50 (+VAT).
Will multiyear domain registrations affect SEO?
SEO Specialist doesn’t believe there will be any significant ranking improvement by registering a domain for a few years extra. However, it can be wise to register your .UK domains for 5 or 10 years in order to make it easy for yourself and for the sake of never forgetting to renew a domain.