There are three steps to becoming a registrar:
- Complete the registrar TAG application form
- Complete the registrar competence test
- Set up your account settings
Registrar TAG application
TAGs are unique codes used to identify the source of communications that are sent to our registration systems. You need a TAG in order to be able to communicate successfully with our registration systems.
Registrar competence test
Before we can approve your TAG application you will need to take a short test about being a Nominet registrar. Further information about the test can be found in Registrar Resources.
After we have received your application we will take up bank and trade references with the referees you are asked to provide. When we receive satisfactory references we will open a credit account for you. If your references are unsatisfactory or unavailable we will ask you to deposit a sum of money against your account before you can make any transactions using our registrar systems.
Setting up your account
When your application is approved our customer services team will contact you with your TAG details. If you intend to use the Automaton, they will also ask you to set up your PGP key before you can start to process domain name applications.
If you are a member of Nominet and a registrar you are entitled to receive a discount for domain name registration fees and may choose to use our multi-year registration functionality. If you are a registrar but not a member of Nominet you will be charged the full registration fee of £80 plus VAT for each domain name.