I can't resolve one domain: nhs.uk

Chris Thompson cet1 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 17 15:03:23 UTC 2011

On Jun 17 2011, G.W. Haywood wrote:

>laptop:~$ >>> whois nhs.uk
>    Error for "nhs.uk".
>    This domain cannot be registered because it contravenes the Nominet UK
>    naming rules.  The reason is:
>      the domain name contains too few parts.
>    WHOIS lookup made at 14:37:29 17-Jun-2011

That's just a peculiarity of whois.nic.uk.  It only understands (acceptable)
3rd-level domain names under the 2nd-level ones that Nominet manage.

There are 18 sub-domains of "uk", only 8 of which are managed by Nominet.
"nhs.uk" is one of the others.

Chris Thompson
Email: cet1 at cam.ac.uk

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