Hosting & Domain Names

Domain Names

You may already have a domain name and if so we can easily edit your settings to point to your new website. If you don’t have a domain name yet we are able to supply one for you and advise on the best one for your parish council, trust or small authority.

Parish Council Website Hosting


As part of our service we also include secure hosting. Our servers are UK based with a 99.9% uptime. As part of the service we will perform off site daily backups with 7 restore points and regular software updates giving you peace of mind that your website is safe, secure and up to date. Our servers are protected by multi level firewall and brute force protection. Read our article about why the right hosting for Council websites is important Domains

As a smaller authority there is currently no requirement for your Council to use a domain name. Current guidelines state that you instead can use a .org domain name and indicate your status by using the words parish council or the letters pc within the domain. We can supply you with a domain name of this type as part of our website packages.

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NOTE: July 2023 – As part of our involvement with the Cabinet Office and the GDS, we have been participating in consultations that lead us to believe that the adoption of a domain will soon be mandatory. On that basis, we’d advise that Councils consider this when deciding on a domain name. 

Should you wish to apply for a domain name then we are approved JANET registrars and therefore we are able to register a,,, and domain name on your behalf. See here for more details.