Cost of changing from to domain: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01858
Date received: 8 July 2018
Date responded: 20 July 2018

Information requested

A breakdown of the costs to the Scottish Government in changing all the Scottish Government websites and pages from a domain to the domain name.


The domain was adopted as the Scottish Government's principal web address on 17 February, 2015. An announcement was made through a formal Scottish Government news release which explains the circumstances and reasons that led to the adoption. It can be found at It cost £110 + VAT to purchase the domain. The current management and renewal fee for the domain is £24 + VAT per year.

Any additional costs associated with the change in terms of technical configuration or, communicationcannot be broken down as this work was done as appropriate by Scottish Government staff and completed as part of a civil servant's normal duties.

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