List of domain names

Openness rating:
Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "CSV" which receives openness score: 3.
★★★★★  Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF)
★★★★☆  Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. RDF)
★★★☆☆  Structured data in open format (e.g. CSV)
★★☆☆☆  Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. Excel)
★☆☆☆☆  Unstructured data (e.g. PDF)
Score updated: 10/12/2017
Open Data Certificate: Bronze Level

The UK Government manages the domain name registry in order to signify digital services that are part of the administration of the state, so that they can be identified as authoritative and trustworthy.

The rules governing which organisations are eligible to register domain names and those names that may be used are set out in Naming and registering websites and social media channels.

Public sector bodies may register domain names for a variety of purposes:

Email only purposes Websites, including those for campaigns, education, information and transactions Page redirection (e.g. for alternative spellings of domain names) To maintain access to information on the UK Government Website Archive Domain registration is requested via an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the technical administrators of the second level domain, JANET(UK). JANET(UK) acts as the domain name registry, holding information on which domain names are registered and who owns them on behalf of Cabinet Office.

Cabinet Office is responsible for approving requests for new domain names and any appeals. The domain name approvals and appeals process is described online.

About the list domains

The list domain names is available in CSV format with the following columns:

Domain Name: the domain name registered for use. If intended for use with a Web browser, this should work with or without a preceding ‘www.’ Owner: the name of the organisation that owns the domain name, for example a central government department or local authority.

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Data Resources (3 in a time series)


1/10/2013 List of domain names as at 1 October 2013


16/10/2012 List of domain names as at 1 October 2012


21/10/2011 List of domain names as at 21 October 2011

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Additional Information

Added to 16/10/2012
Theme Government
Geographic coverage United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
Update frequency annual
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Temporal coverage No value
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Code list No value
Service Level No value