As previously advertised, the Central Digital and Data Office (CDDO) is working on a new service that will help parish councils successfully adopt and reap the benefits of having a secure .gov.uk domain. This will be called the Small Organisation Helper Service (SOHS).
Over the spring and summer, they have been conducting user research to understand the barriers to adopting a .gov.uk domain. Ten volunteer parish councils – some with, and some without .gov.uk domains – have kindly given up their time to help uncover the barriers to adoption and also identify opportunities for support.
CDDO is looking to supplement this user research with some additional insight from parish councils who:
- Would like to transition to a .gov.uk domain but have been unable to persuade the decision makers at their parish council to do so, or
- Have decided not to transition to the .gov.uk domain.
If this sounds like you, then today is your final opportunity to complete CDDO’s short survey to help them understand barriers to engaging with, and making the move to adopt, a .gov.uk domain.