This agreement provides Public Services Network (PSN) Domain Name Server (DNS) services that reconcile website names and their underlying IP addresses and allow the government and the wider public sector to send digital information securely.
The agreement has been developed in collaboration with the Government Digital Service and will replace the Government Convergence Framework (GCF) DNS service which will end on 31 March 2021. If you are a user of the GCF service you will need to re-contract and migrate to this replacement service.
The PSN is the government’s high-performance network, which helps public sector organisations work together to share information and resources and reduce duplication.
A DNS maintains a directory of website names (known as domain names), for example, crowncommercial.gov.uk, and translates them into IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. This is necessary because computers and machines don’t understand website names and need an IP address to access a website.
This service is available to current users of the current GCF DNS service, which will no longer be available after 31 March 2021.
CCS are working with the newly appointed supplier, Nominet, to implement and beta test the new PSN DNS service so that we can begin the migration to a live service in January 2021.
To contract and migrate to the new service you will need to request an order form from Nominet by email.
More information on how to request and complete the Order Form is available in the Buyer guidance which you can download from the ‘Documents’ section of this webpage.