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Looking for a council website? We can help!

If you're looking for a council or government website, we can help! Here at Sonder we are thrilled to have been confirmed as official registrars of government websites. That means we are able to apply for and build websites with the domain name.

It's a great addition to our ever growing range of services that we offer, and makes us well placed to build town council websites, neighbourhood planning websites and sites for any group connected to a government body. We're excited to support local and national change by offering our services to assist government bodies with their branding, website design, and more. 

With that being said, you can not simply register for this type of domain, as only certain websites will meet the criteria. You may be wondering why these domains need special approval; the reason for this is that any website associated with a domain name needs to meet certain guidelines of content and security and has to be registered by an official registrar. 

 It should be noted that according to official government guidelines, registration/ownership of a website is limited to:

  • UK government (including devolved administrations’ departments and agencies)
  • Agencies
  • Executive and advisory non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs)

It is essential that these apply to you if you are to apply for this specific type of domain. However, if you are unsure, we can certainly go through the process of applying with you and guide you through the process and the criteria. 

And the benefits? The domain adds authority and credibility to your website for both the users who browse the site and for Google, as these domain types have SEO benefits for the website. Therefore, you're more likely to be found through searches. If you were seeking out important information, you likely would be more inclined to trust a source with a specific domain, as opposed to one without. This makes the domain extremely valuable if you're applicable to register a site with this domain type. It increases both visibility, recognisability, and ensures you have a good reputation from the offset with your clientele. 

If you're a town council or government body looking for a website, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. Our team will be more than happy to assist with any queries you have!

Posted on February 3rd 2017

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