Domain Registration

Register your domain name with us today!

Please scroll down for details of how to register. There are different options available depending on if you are an existing customer, a new customer or wish to use a self-managed online service.

Please see our domain name pricing page for our current charges for the different domain extensions available. For more information regarding hosting packages to complement your domain, please view our services page.

To see if your proposed name may be available please use our whois lookup form or check directly with the appropriate naming authority.

If you have any questions or doubts about how best to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact us for advice as it is best to get domain registrations correct first time.

Certain corrections are costly, difficult or completely impossible following registration, and the domain registries do not offer refunds under any circumstances, so please check all spellings very carefully.
 

Existing Customers

Where we have previously handled domain registration on your behalf (i.e. you have been invoiced in pounds sterling) please click here to complete our online order form, or email in your requirements.

Please select “Additional domain” from the hosting plan drop down box on the order form and then complete the contact details as the domain registrant (legal owner) of the domain you are requesting. Please use the Any Other Information box to identify yourself to us if it is not obvious from the rest of the details provided so we know which account to add the domain to and invoice from.
 

New Customers

If you are looking to host your domain with us now or in the future, please complete the relevant order form from the list below. There is a space for domain registration within the hosting order forms. If you require more than one domain, please list the main one first then use the Any Other Information box to list all the others.

Buy hosting with your domain:

Please click here for One Plan shared hosting orders
Please click here to select a Linux vServer and order
Please click here for dedicated server information and order buttons
 

Buy the domain now, and hosting in the future:

If you want to order just the domain for the moment, and add the hosting later, this is fine also, please just click here to complete our online order form and select “Domain only” from the hosting plan drop down.
 

Self-service Domain Registration and Management

We also offer a self-service system where you can immediately register and manage domains via an online store in real time.

If you require domain registration only and would like to manage the DNS configuration yourself via a control panel because you plan to use your domain with hosting elsewhere, please type your required domain in the box below to start the process via our online domain store.

Important note: Our domain store is a fully autonomous service and the pricing is not the same as shown on this web site (which is for fully managed domains). Items purchased on the domain store are billed in US dollars separately from all our other services. Please click here to read important information regarding the online domain store.

If you require a full UK VAT invoice or the option to pay by PayPal or bank transfer as well as by card, then you will need to be on our fully managed system instead (i.e. we register the domain for you and manage the DNS on your behalf using the details you provide), in which case, please click here to complete our online order form and select “Domain only” from the hosting plan drop down.

Self-service Domain Store

Enter the name you would like to register

 
 
Please click here for Important Information about our domain store

Our domain store is an extension of our regular services and we have the ability to move domains between this facility and our main fully managed domain service to suit our customers needs.

So if you are an existing customer (or a new customer) with a bright idea for a new domain name that you’d really like to register immediately and it’s out of normal office hours, please do go ahead and grab your domain via the search box above, and if required, just let us know via email how you’d like us to handle the domain going forward for you.

 


Important Information

Nominet Member Logo Athenaeum Limited is a member of Nominet, the UK Internet Names Organisation. We are also a registrar for Nominet and tag holder (Nominet IPS tag: ATHNIC). If you are registering a domain name ending in .uk, please ensure that you read this.
We also resell certain top level domains and other services provided by Tucows. If you are registering a .com or similar domain name, or registering via the domain store, please ensure that you read this.
CentralNic Accredited Registrar And we are an accredited registrar with CentralNic. If you are registering a .uk.com or other CentralNic domain, please ensure that you read this.

 

Top Level Domain Overview

Please note: The information and links provided below are intended for general guidance only. It is imperative that you fully understand the rules and regulations for the TLD (Top Level Domain) you wish to use before registering, especially for the country specific domains that have restrictions on registrations. Some registries may accept registrations without proper checking, but retain the right to revoke later if there is a dispute and you are found to be outside their rules for registration.

TLD Restricted? Country Basic Information
.at   Austria General Terms and Conditions
.be   Belgium Enduser Terms and Conditions (PDF download)
.ca Yes Canada Please see Canadian Presense Requirements (PDF) document
.cc   Cocos Island Available for general use – .cc was originally touted as the new .com
.ch   Switzerland Conditions
.cn Yes Peoples Republic of China .cn domain name registrations are intended for businesses and organizations and not for individual use. The foregoing prevents an individual from registering a .cn domain name for a business operating as a sole proprietorship.
CNNIC Domain Name Information
.co   Republic of Colombia Available for general use – no restrictions
.de   Germany DENIC Domain Guidelines
.fi Yes Finland Owner and admin must be local
.fr Yes France Eligibility overview: A legal entity;
- whose head office is in France; (or),
- which possess an address in France which is expressly listed in the public electronic databases of the registrars of the commercial courts or the National Statistical and Economic Studies Institute (INSEE), (or),
- State institutions or departments, local authorities or associated establishments, (or),
- which own a trademark registered with the National Intellectual Property Institute or own a registered EU or international trademark which expressly includes French territory.
Registration rules for .fr domain names
.ie Yes Ireland Quick Guide to Registrations
.io Yes British Indian Ocean Territory Available for general use – no restrictions
.it Yes Italy Registration of an .it name is restricted to subjects belonging to a member state of the European Union. Individuals and associations operating without a VAT number or a fiscal code are limited to a single domain name registration.
Naming Authority Information
.me Yes Montenegro Available for general use – no restrictions
.nl Yes Netherlands Registration of a .nl domain name is unrestricted save and except that applicants who are not based in the Netherlands or who do not have a registered address in the Netherlands must provide an address in the Netherlands where written documents can be sent to the applicant and where legal summonses can be served.
Terms and Conditions for registration of .nl domain names
.tv   Tuvalu Available for general use with no restrictions on registrations – suggested for use on dynamic multi-media sites
.uk Some United Kingdom - co.uk for commercial enterprises
- me.uk for personal domains
- org.uk for non-commercial organisations
- ltd.uk and plc.uk for registered company names only
- net.uk for Internet Service Providers
- sch.uk for schools
Click here for more information about second level domains.
.eu Yes European Union Eligibility overview:
- an undertaking having its registered office, central administration or principal place of business within the European Community;
- an organization established within the European Community without prejudice to the application of national law, or
- a natural person resident within the European Community.
Information about .eu Domain Names on EURid website
.com   International General use, suitable for every business, organization and individual
.org   International Non-profit organizations
.net   International Networks
.biz   International Businesses and other ventures
.info   International Sharing personal or company information
.name   International Individuals
.mobi   International Sites with content for mobile devices

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