In this webinar, council website compliance and web accessibility expert, Mark Tomkins from Aubergine, will provide an outline of what the .gov.uk domain name means to councils and both if and how you get one.

Using non-technical language and highlighting the benefits Mark will describe what’s involved and how you go about planning for moving over to a .gov.uk domain for your council.

By the end of the webinar you will have all the information you need to take back to your council for consideration and planning.

The session will cover:

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  • Non-technical description of what a .gov.uk domain is and differences between it and other domains, such as .co.uk or .org
  • The benefits of using .gov.uk domains
  • The minimum requirements and what to consider before changing over
  • How it can be used – e.g. website & emails
  • How to get a .gov.uk domain registered
  • The ongoing commitments – technical and financial


Monday 4 March, 2:00pm – 3:00pm


Members: £30 + VAT
Non-Members: £35 + VAT

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About the Trainer

Mark Tomkins is the Founder and Creative Director at Aubergine, the parish & town council website experts. He is the author of the NALC Website Accessibility & Publishing Guidebook, parish councillor and ILCA qualified. A regular speaker to councils, SLCC groups and Local Council Associations on website accessibility compliance, publishing and .gov.uk related, he is one of the country’s leading experts in the field and brings his 30+ years experience in the web sector, together with many years hands-on experience as a councillor to provide guidance and advice to councils on best practice and compliant website publishing for councils.

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