(The Hosting News) – Namecheap, a leading ICANN-accredited domain registrar and web host, announces news of particular interest to owners of .co.uk, .me.uk or .org.uk internet domain names. On June 10, 2014, .uk as a direct top-level domain extension will be available through Namecheap. The .uk extension is available for registration by any company or individual for any use. Additionally, owners of .co.uk, .me.uk and .org.uk domain names may have exclusive rights to register the .uk version of their names.
To celebrate the arrival of .uk and further strengthen ties with the UK business community, Namecheap, one of the largest US registrars to offer .uk., is having an exclusive hosting special for new .uk domain name owners. With registration of a .uk name, the customer is eligible to receive one year of the company’s Value hosting plan for only $1. The Value hosting plan provides a secure hosting platform for up to five websites, with 25 GB and unlimited bandwidth. The hosting offer is valid while supplies last, and renewals will be available at regular price. Namecheap’s UK datacenter must be selected for the special price to apply.
UK hosting customers will also enjoy Namecheap’s award-winning 24/7 customer service, advanced cPanel control panel, and industry-leading security. All new hosting plans and other services are backed by the Namecheap Guarantee.
“Our clients have been clamoring for .uk domain names, and we’re very excited to be able to fill their needs in this way,” said Matt Russell, Vice President. “With such an amazing deal on hosting for a new .uk website, this is the best way for a British business to establish a professional web presence. It’s a big win for our business clients in the UK.”
Namecheap is a Los Angeles-based ICANN-accredited domain registrar, founded in 2000 by CEO Richard Kirkendall. With over three million domains under management and over one million direct customers, Namecheap is one of the top domain registrars and web hosting providers in the world. To learn more, visithttp://www.namecheap.com.