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For the vast majority of you who already have a domain with us (over 96% of around 10.5 million domains registered), we have automatically reserved the equivalent .uk for you for free for five years. At any point during that period you can decide to register the new .uk domain as long as your existing domain continues to be registered to you.
The intention is that the .UK domain will be replacing .CO.UK by 2019,
I guess 99.99% of the population are unaware that .uk even exists.
Currently 50,000 people have take up their .UK domain on the 1st day which supports the vision of Nominet moving this forward as their primary domain.