.uk Registrar systems

At a glance

We have a number of systems available to registrars to assist with the registration and management of domain names. All of these systems are available free of charge for providing registrar services in accordance with our registrar agreement. Each of these systems has their own key strengths in terms of speed and functionality. Registrars can use either or both of these systems to register and manage domain names. The table below highlights differences in system functionality:

Extensible Provisioning Protocol (EPP)

EPP is an XML, client-server protocol based system for registering and managing domain names (over an SSL secure connection).

Web Domain Manager

Web Domain Manager is a browser based online interface for registering and managing domain names. You can access it through your online account

List API

List API is a SOAP-based API that provides list functionality to registrars. It was formerly available in our defunct Automaton system.

Online Service

Online Service is our web based account management system for members, registrars and registrants. It allows account holders to manage the services that they subscribe to such as credit accounts, registrar service, Searchable Whois, DAC. For registrants it provides access to functions including registrar change, registrant transfer and cancellation. 

Additionally, our database structure is the key element in system integration and development.

Domain management tool operationsEPPWeb domain manager
Fork accountYY
Handshake for registrar changeYY
Domain CheckYX