So what’s been created on 2 characters .UK domains? While Affiliate Specialist earlier covered what been created on 1 character .UK domains, it’s now time to review what’s been created on the 2 character .UK domain names.
Over 70 % of 2 letter .CO.UK domains are still not developed after 1 year. One possible reason is that it takes quite some time to decide what to create on those premium short domains. Another reasons is that many names have been bought by domain name investors for either future use or to resell.
10 best developed 2 letter .UK domains
Out of all short domains, here are probably the best looking and most useful 2 character .UK websites.
British Telecom has been around for over 10 years and it’s not really new. It must have been a great feeling for them to get a suitable name.
Enviro Technology Services PLC provides air quality monitoring and air pollution solutions.
In case you have missed Affiliate Specialist’s favourite 2 character .UK domain, below are screenshots of NY.co.uk, a complete guide to everything related to New York. The site covers information about all NY neighbourhoods, while giving shopping & entertainment tips along with travel information (eg. book NY hotels and flights).
Fletchers Solicitors are specialised in the field of injury claims, often related to no win no fee accident claims.
Central Technology Ltd offering flexible IT support, maintenance and expert IT advice to small, medium and large sized businesses
Turner Parkinson LLP is a Manchester based law firm, dealing with corporate, insolvency and dispute resolution to name a few of their core areas.
AW is a family of complementary British companies leading in the design, manufacture, installation and servicing of load cells, weighing systems and traffic monitoring systems.
One of the largest language education companies in the world, founded in 1965 by Swedish entrepreneur Bertil Hult. They have managed to create a good looking and user friendly website as well.
Offers identity management solutions and external ID validation check. Professional website.
PT.co.uk allows people to locate a PT (personal trainer) in their local area to help them achieve their fitness goals.
Many redirects on 2 character domains
Many major newspapers and businesses still redirect their 2 character .UK domain to their main website. Some examples include Ba.co.uk (ba.com), db.co.uk (db.com), ft.co.uk (ft.com), ge.co.uk (ge.com) and mb.co.uk (mercedes-benz.co.uk). Perhaps it’s because .com is more memorable and quicker to type. Hopefully, Nominet will launch .UK in 2013 or 2014 that might lead to more usage of the British extensions among major corporations. It will be interesting to see what some of them are used for going forward. Will all be kept by the major businesses, or will some be sold off?
2 character domains for sale
Some decent 2 letter .UK domains are up for sale, such as Pr.co.uk and Dj.co.uk. I got a few 1 and 2 character myself, but nothing to write home about. Anyweb and XYZ invest seems to be the biggest investors in 2 letter domains, while Psychic Media also holds quite a few.