A new way to contact the Parish Council Domains Helper Service

28 February 2024

If your council is thinking of moving over to a .gov.uk domain, there is now a new way to contact the Parish Council Domains Helper Service and get started on your journey. Complete this simple form and the team will  register your interest and invite you to one of their introductory sessions.

The introductory sessions are all virtual and last about 45 minutes. You will be able to pick a date and time that is most convenient to you. The team are currently booking through March but are adding new sessions all the time – so even if moving to a .gov.uk domain is not something your council is considering yet, there will be opportunities to engage across the whole year.

Since launching the Parish Council Domains Helper Service in January, they have received expressions of interest from 288 councils; 130 have attended one of our introductory sessions, and another 56 have booked in.

Any council moving ahead with a .gov.uk domain will receive help and guidance at every stage: from getting the greenlight to proceed, to picking the best Approved Registrar for your circumstances, to getting set up on your new domain, all the way through to maintaining good practices after you ‘go live’. They’ll also tell you how you can access the £100 +VAT funding to help with initial costs.

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Interested in moving over to a .gov.uk domain? Register your expression of interest using this registration form.

Got a question about .gov.uk domains? Email [email protected]

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