How to pay

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Online Payments
  • Credit Card - one-off payments and continuous authority payments
  • Direct Debit
  • Bankers Automatic Clearing System BACS (UK only)
  • Wire Transfer (Payments from outside the UK)

If you are paying by cheque, BACS or wire transfer, you should send a remittance advice with your payment. If you do not do this, we cannot guarantee that your payment will be allocated correctly.

Online Payment

Our online payment facility allows you to pay your invoices online using a debit or credit card.  To use our online payment system you will need the invoice number and payment reference from the invoice we have sent you.

You can also manage your account and pay multiple invoices using our online Service.

Note: We reserve the right to charge a 3% fee on any account paying more than £20,000 in a calendar month by credit card.

Credit Card

You can pay by Visa, Visa Purchasing card, Mastercard, American Express and Maestro, by telephone.

To pay us by telephone, please call our secure payments line on 01865 332348, Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

For security reasons, please do not send your full card details to us by email, post or fax.

Note: We reserve the right to charge a 3% fee on any account paying more than £20,000 in a calendar month by credit card.

Continuous Card Authority

To pay your invoices by Continuous Card Authority using Mastercard, VISA Credit or Debit cards (other than VISA Electron) or American Express, you need to complete an application form through our online service

Direct Debit (UK only)

To pay your invoices by monthly Direct Debit, you need to complete an application form through our online Service.

Bankers Automatic Clearing System BACS (UK only)

Please email payments@nominet.org.uk for our bank account details.

When you make a payment to our bank you must quote your Nominet account number as the unique reference.

You are also required to send notification of your BACS payment by email to banking@nominet.org.uk, by post or to our secure fax on 01865 332401, advising us of the following:

  • Date of Payment
  • Amount
  • Invoice Number(s)
  • Nominet Account Number

If we do not receive this notification we cannot guarantee that your payment will be allocated correctly and your registration(s) may be at risk.

Wire Transfer - Non UK Payments

Please email payments@nominet.org.uk for our bank account details and the Swift and IBAN codes.

When you make a payment to our bank you must quote your Nominet account number as the unique reference. Please quote our bank details as above plus our Swift Code and IBAN Code. Payments can take more than 6 working days to reach our account, so please allow sufficient time for your wire transfer to be processed. You must pay all service charges and commissions that are incurred though-out the transaction.

Please note: Payments made from outside the UK must be made by credit card or wire transfer in £ sterling (GBP) only. We cannot accept any cheques drawn on non-UK banks because of the excessive clearance costs.

You must send notification of your payment to by email to banking@nominet.org.uk, by post or to our secure fax on +44 1865 332401, advising us of the following:

  • Date of Payment
  • Amount
  • Invoice Number(s)
  • Nominet Account Number

If we do not receive this notification we cannot guarantee that your payment will be allocated correctly and your registration(s) may be at risk.

Please allow 6 working days for the payment to reach your Nominet account.

Payment on Account

There is a facility in the credit account section of the online service to make a payment to be placed as unallocated funds on your account. This can help to quickly increase and prevent you going over your credit limit or be used to top up unallocated funds on your account.

Auto Allocation

If you have unallocated funds on your account and would like to use this to pay for invoices, you can turn on auto allocation in the credit account section of the online service . If there are enough unallocated funds available this will be used to automatically pay the invoices as they are issued.