.co.uk (United Kingdom) - Amazon Route 53

.co.uk (United Kingdom)

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Registration and renewal period

One to ten years.


Open to the public, with no restrictions.

Privacy protection

All information is hidden.

Domain locking to prevent unauthorized transfers

Not supported. We recommend that you prevent unauthorized transfers by restricting access to the RetrieveDomainAuthCode API action. (When you restrict access to this Route 53 API, you also restrict who can generate an authorization code using the Route 53 console, AWS SDKs, and other programmatic methods.) For more information, see Identity and access management in Amazon Route 53.

Internationalized domain names

Not supported.

Authorization code required for transfer to Route 53

If you're transferring a .co.uk domain to Route 53, you don't need to get an authorization code. Instead, use the method provided by your current domain registrar to update the value of the IPS tag for the domain to GANDI, all uppercase. (An IPS tag is required by Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names.) If your registrar will not change the value of the IPS tag, contact Nominet.


When you register a .co.uk domain, Route 53 automatically sets the IPS tag for the domain to GANDI.


Supported for domain registration. For more information, see Configuring DNSSEC for a domain.

Deadlines for renewing and restoring domains
  • Renewal is possible: Between 180 days before and 30 days after the expiration date

  • Late renewal with Route 53 is possible: Between 30 days and 90 days after expiration

  • Domain is deleted from Route 53: 90 days after expiration

  • Restoration with the registry is possible: No

  • Domain is deleted from the registry: 92 days after expiration


The registrar for this TLD is our registrar associate, Gandi.

Deletion of domain registration

The registry for .co.uk domains doesn't allow you to delete domain registrations. Instead, you must disable automatic renewal and wait for the domain to expire. For more information, see Deleting a domain name registration.