Apply for a .gov.uk domain name: step by step
Check if your public sector organisation can get a .gov.uk domain name, how to apply, use and manage your domain.
Step 1 Check if your organisation can apply
Step 2 Identify a domain name administrator and choose a registrar
You must identify someone to manage the domain name. The Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) must be able to contact them.
Step 3 Choose your domain name
Step 4 Apply for your domain name
Step 5 Appeal your rejected domain name application
Step 6 Use your domain name
You must follow the Cabinet Office guidelines when your domain is live, or CDDO will withdraw it. For example, you must keep your contact details up to date.
Step 7 Manage your domain name
You can make changes to your .gov.uk domain name.
If your organisation no longer needs a domain name, you must take steps to protect it.