Reserve your .gov.uk domain
It is essential to choose one or more extensions, also known as suffixes (or TLDs) — which are located on the right after the domain name you are reserving. It is sometimes a good idea to consider several extensions, so that you have total freedom as you develop your website architecture(s), activity type, brand image, SEO or geographical presence.
Included with your domain name
Link your domain name to your website, manage your email addresses, and configure your subdomains directly from the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Secure DNS authentication with your domain name (to be enabled).
Protection against theft
Protect yourself against fraudulent domain name transfer requests.
Redirect your domain name to a webpage of your choice.
The life cycle of .gov.uk
.gov.uk domain name reservation
|Booking Period||2 to 2 years|
|Renewal Period||2 to 2 years|
|Domain size||3 to 63 characters|
|Internationalised domain names (IDN) supported||No|
.gov.uk domain name renewal
|Warning emails 60, 30, 15, 7 and 3 days before the expiry date:||✓|
|Email the day of expiration for notification of suspension of a domain name.||✓|
|Email following the Redemption Grace Period for notification of deletion of domain name.||✓|
|Renew directly on www.ovhcloud.com||✓|
|Renew via your Control Panel||✓|
.gov.uk domain name transfer
|Time to complete the transfer||5 - 10 days|
.gov.uk domain name owner change
.gov.uk domain name reactivation
|Redemption period||30 days|
|Reactivation by the owner||✓|