Just had an email from Sedo about a .co.uk domain which included the following... The following message relates to all .co.uk sales, if the domain you are thinking of buying is a .co.uk domain, please read it carefully. ------ From 10th June, 2014, new, short .uk (e.g. example.uk) web domains were made available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever. This move brings the UK domainspace in line with other leading ccTLD registries, such as France's .fr, Italy's .it and Germany's .de. .uk is intended as an alternative to the internationally recognised and trusted .co.uk. A new, shorter, sharper space for digital pioneers that want to signal a clear connection with the UK whilst benefiting from the trust that being part of the .uk domain family offers. As part of the release process for .uk domains, Nominet granted existing .co.uk owners the exclusive right to register the .uk version of their domain. The reservation period last five years from the launch date. During this time, no one else apart from the .co.uk owner can register the .uk version. Where one of our .co.uk domains has such rights attached, it is included and will transfer with the .co.uk to the new owner. To confirm whether your .co.uk purchase will come with the right to register the .uk version, or not, visit dotuklaunch.co.uk and navigate your way to to the "Rights lookup" tool. Enter example.uk, if the lookup matches the following, the domain comes with rights to .uk.