Get a domain name

These guidelines apply to all new domain name registration requests as well as renewals of existing domain names. The rules apply to government departments, government corporations and agents of the Government of Yukon.

What is a domain name?

A domain name is a memorable and often easy-to-spell address for a public-facing website or transactional service. For example, Yukon.ca is the domain name for the government website.

Buy a new domain name

You are not permitted to buy a new domain name. Instead, use Yukon.ca as your starting point.

Ensure users start their journey on Yukon.ca

Yukon.ca is the government’s website for information and services.

For services, users must always begin their journey on the Yukon.ca website. Examples include Renew a vehicle registration and Get a Yukon fishing licence. All services have to meet the standard.

You must only advertise the URL (or short URL) of your Yukon.ca page, for example Yukon.ca/emergencies. You must never advertise any other URL for your information or service anywhere.

Renew an existing domain name

After a department’s content has been migrated to Yukon.ca, any existing gov.yk.ca domain(s) should be kept for no longer than the existing renewal period.

Websites

If a department manages an existing website with its own domain name that’s soon to expire, the contents of that website need to be evaluated for inclusion at Yukon.ca. Contact yg.digital@gov.yk.ca for guidance.

Transactional services

If an existing service has its own domain name that’s soon to expire, the functionality of that service needs to be assessed for inclusion on the eServices Platform. Contact eservices@gov.yk.ca to set up a review.

Last update:
Jul 16, 2018