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Different domains are used for different websites and usage.

Below is a quick guide on what the different domains are commonly used for, how much they cost and their minimum registration period.

Domain type Registration period Domain use
.co.uk 2 years Perfect for all UK uses.
.org.uk 2 years Often used by not-for-profit organisations.
.me.uk 2 years Ideal for individuals.
.ltd.uk 2 years For UK limited companies - domain name must match registered company name.
.plc.uk 2 years For UK public limited companies - domain name must match registered company name.
.com 1 year Perfect for all international uses.
.eu 1 year Relatively new so availability is often better. Available for anyone operating out of Europe.
.org 1 year Often used by international, not-for-profit organisations.
.net 1 year Used as a worldwide domain for multiple brands linked from one website, or where .com is not available.
.info 2 years Increasingly popular alternative to .com
.biz 2 years Often used as an alternative to .com especially for businesses.
.name 1 year The international domain for individuals.
.tv 1 year Used by television programmes and companies.
.mobi 2 years Designed specifically for the delivery of web content and services to mobile devices.
 
 
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