Payments and Charges

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All organisations applying either for a new domain name, or a modification, in the domain must have an Approved Registrar Membership Account, with Jisc unless they are connected to the Janet network. There is no charge for organisations having an Approved Registrar Membership Account. However, this facility is generally only available to organisations who anticipate that they will be submitting a number of domain name requests through Jisc.

Jisc Customers

Maintenance/Modification Charges:

Jisc customers will not be charged the maintenance fee for keeping their registrations in the DNS, as long as they remain connected to the Janet network. They will also not be charged for any modifications to their DNS entries, provided the changes made keep the domain name within the Janet network.

Commercial Registrars:

Charges for New Name Requests:

The charge for the creation of a new domain name is £100 plus VAT (at current rate). This includes the first two years' maintenance charge, which covers all reasonable changes to delegation of the zone associated with the name. The maintenance charge of £50 plus VAT (at current rate) will then come into effect two years from the date that the name was originally accepted by the Naming Committee, and biennially thereafter. The Registrar holding the domain name on their nameservers charged by credit card via the Domain Registry Service portal at that time. It is therefore a requirement that the new name requests comes from the newly designated Approved Registrar, since it will be this Registrar which will be responsible for the maintenance charge at the two year point.

Maintenance/Modification Charges:

See Modifying DNS Entries for Domains: Payment and Charges


If a Registrar fails to pay an invoice within two months Jisc reserves the right to remove the DNS entries for their customers for which no payment has been received. The consequence to the Registrar's customers is that they will lose their DNS entry and thereby their email and web access through this address.