GoDaddy Hits One Million .UK Registration Milestone

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GoDaddy announced on Thursday that it has hit one million registrations of the .UK ccTLD, as it makes inroads in among entrepreneurs and small businesses across the Atlantic. The company credits the TLD’s elements of national pride and trust for its popularity, and GoDaddy’s easy entry point and scalable service portfolio for its position in the U.K. domains market.

Several ccTLDs are popular in the U.K. and counted in the total, including .co.uk, .uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk. GoDaddy estimates that 25 percent of the U.K.’s most popular domains (the .uk and .com extensions) are now registered through it.

“Reaching 1 million .UK domains demonstrates the value GoDaddy brings to customers by helping them create powerful digital identities,” Andrew Low Ah Kee, Executive Vice President, GoDaddy International said in a statement. “What is even more exciting to us than the milestone itself is the fact that we’ve grown our .UK domains under management by over 50 percent in the last 24 months. Our organic growth is a reflection that our purpose-built product and exceptional customer care resonate strongly with the U.K. market. We’re committed to growing our U.K. business and are excited to continue supporting the digital revolution taking place in the U.K..”

This week it was reported that GoDaddy is among the potential buyers of Host Europe Group, which would dramatically boost its presence in the region.

Official .UK registry Nominet stirred controversy last year when it raised the price of .uk by 50 percent after having left them the same since 1999.

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