Purchase a domain name

Date adopted: 
August 15, 2020
Last update: 
June 1, 2022

All new domain names must be approved by the Executive Council Office and purchased through eServices.

If you, or your developer purchase a domain name outside of these processes, your website or service cannot go live to the public. You must go through the process to transfer a domain name to the government.

Transactional services

You cannot purchase domain names for transactional services.

Users must always begin their journey on Yukon.ca - the government’s website for information and services. For example, Renew a vehicle registration. Never advertise any other URL other than the Yukon.ca page.

Work with your department website manager to get a Yukon.ca bridge page set up.

If you're advertising your service, you must direct users to the Yukon.ca page and not directly to your service.

Websites

Campaign websites

Campaigns are small, special purpose websites that fall under Yukon.ca. Start this process at least 2 weeks before you need your campain website is scheduled to go live.

There are 2 options for campaign website domains. Email eco-digital@yukon.ca to find out what option will work best for your site.

  1. Short URL
  2. A new domain name

Short URL

For example, Yukon.ca/good-energy.

  1. Email eco-digital@yukon.ca to request the short URL.
  2. ECO will approve the request and put the short URL in place.

New domain name

For example, sartyukon.ca.

  1. Email the Executive Council Office (ECO) at eco-digital@yukon.ca to request your domain name.
  2. If your request is approved, email french.web@yukon.ca to get the domain name translated.
  3. Email eservices@yukon.ca your requested English and French domain names.
  4. eServices will confirm the domain name is available in both languages. If it is, they will purchase the domain name and required SSL certificate.
  5. eServices will charge the costs to the client.

Websites other than Yukon.ca

This guidance is for all websites other than Yukon.ca. Start this process at least 2 weeks before you need your domain name.

  1. Email the Executive Council Office (ECO) at eco-digital@yukon.ca to request your domain name.
  2. If they approve your request, email french.web@yukon.ca to get the domain name translated.
  3. Email eservices@yukon.ca your requested English and French domain names.
  4. eServices will confirm the domain name is available in both languages. If it is, they'll email the request to the service desk and coordinate purchasing the domain name and required SSL certificate.
  5. eServices will charge the costs to the client.

Yukon.ca

You cannot purchase domain names to point to pages on Yukon.ca, but you can request a short URL. For example, Yukon.ca/emergencies. Get your request in at least 2 weeks in advance.

  1. Email eco-digital@yukon.ca to request the short URL.
  2. ECO will approve the request and put the short URL in place.