A host of new, short domain names will be made available under the body responsible for domain names ending in .uk, Nominet. It plans to allow the registration of previously-banned domain names consisting of one or two characters.
The non-profit body also plans to allow people to register names consisting of terms that make up other parts of domains, such as com, gov or edu.
Nominet’s Policy Advisory Body (PAB) has recommended the changes and it has now asked users and industry to respond to the plans, which it backs.
“These recommendations and suggestions have been reviewed internally and we consider that in general where there is no longer a technical or policy reason for a restriction in our rules, then those rules should be removed,” said a Nominet statement.