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Choosing a new  .GOV.UK domain name

UK Government domain names


To own and use a .gov.uk domain name the organisation must fulfil the eligibility rules for .gov.uk domains - also, the website/organisation must be exempt from transition to the main GOV.UK website. 

Dependant upon the organisation please see the relevant section below for pointers on choosing a new gov.uk domain.

Central Government - British Government central departments.

Town Councils - Local Government.

Parish Councils - Civil local authority.

County Councils & Borough Councils and other departments not listed above.


Contact us for more details.   Check the domain availability of a new gov.uk domain.

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