How to renew, modify and transfer your .gov.uk domain name.
Renew your domain name
You must renew your domain name by contacting your registrar well in advance of its expiry date to make sure your service is uninterrupted. GDS recommends renewing your domain name at least one month before its expiry date.
If your current registrar does not offer multi-factor authentication you should also consider moving to a registrar that offers this capability.
If you do not renew your domain name before it expires, the domain name will automatically be suspended and removed from the internet.
Modify your domain name
The domain name administrator can contact their registrar to:
update existing contact details
change DNS records of your domain name
If you want to change your domain name you will need to submit a new application.
Transfer your domain name
You can transfer an active domain name from one:
owner to another owner
registrar to another registrar
To transfer your domain name to another owner you will need to show GDS written permission from the current owner and the new owner. If the old domain name owner does not exist anymore email email@example.com.
If you transfer a domain name from one registrar to another registrar, you need to make sure the new registrar is an approved .gov.uk registrar and offers multi-factor authentication. You do not need to involve your existing registrar in the transfer process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.