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We register nhs.uk domain names for organisations wanting an NHS website. We also deal with IP addresses, SMTP email domains, EDI addresses and MESH accounts.

Get an NHS website and application records for your organisation - it's free of charge to register for an NHS domain name

View our namespace policy - this information is for both websites and email domains

What do we do?

We register nhs.uk domain names for organisations wanting an NHS website, along with providing guidance and advice.

All NHS websites need to have an nhs.uk domain name. This ensures that they are clearly recognisable as part of the NHS and maintained in accordance with its corporate guidelines.

We also deal with IP addresses, SMTP email domains, EDI addresses and MESH accounts. Use the following forms to:
 

How do I get an NHS website?

To get a website with the nhs.uk domain name, simply fill in a domain name registration form.

Most registrations take between 1 and 2 working days to process.

Find out more about domain names.

How should my website look?

It's important that all NHS websites follow corporate identity guidelines to ensure consistency of style - this guarantees that your site has an easily recognisable NHS corporate identity.

Who will host my website?

You can host your website on your own server if you're able to.

If you prefer, your website can be hosted by an external web-hosting company of your choice.

We're unable to host your website - we only host websites for our own work programmes.

N3 hosting (not visible on the internet) can be provided locally or via certain commercial companies that supply this service.

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Domain names

Find out more about domain names and website naming guidelines.

Get an NHS website

Use this DNS registration form to register URLs for websites with nhs.uk domain names.

Namespace policy

This nhs.uk namespace information is for both websites and email domains. Our namespace is controlled by NHS Digital on behalf of NHS England.

Register EDI codes

Use this form to register EDI addresses for EDI messaging.

Register for RIPE IP addresses

Use this form to apply for RIPE IP address. For N3 customers, please visit their website.

SMTP registration form

Use this form to register SMTP mail domains and set up mail records on the NHS DNS servers.

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

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