Switch to .GH
To claim your Ghanaian identity.
We are here to help you secure your online identity.
The GDNR's services are designed to facilitate the registration and management of .GH domain names while ensuring their stability, security, and reliability.
To become a world-class country domain name Registry providing .GH preferred domain name and digital transformation agent.
To provide quality and reliable .GH domain name registry services and contribute to the Internet community through research, innovative development, knowledge sharing and awareness creation.
Who we are
We make you a Ghanaian Online
Ghana Domain Name Registry is the official body that administers and manages the country’s internet domain name space, such as .gh, .com.gh, .edu.gh and .org.gh. It was established under the Electronic Transactions Act of 2008.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What is a registry?
It is an organization or entity responsible for managing the Country Code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Name Space. GDNR is the .GH Registry operator.
Who is a registrar?
This is an Individual, Company or an Organization that registers a domain on behalf of the actual domain name owner or Registrant. Internet Service Providers (ISP), Web Designers and Solution Providers are the most common form of Registrars.
What can I do with a domain name?
There is a lot you can do with a domain name but you first need to add some services to it. For example, if you want to build a website for your business or just for fun, you will first need a Web Hosting package to get the website online. Contact any of our registrars to host your website and emails.
What is a domain and why should I register one
The first part of the address after www. that you enter into a web browser (e.g. gdnr.org.gh) to find a web page on the internet. It is also the last part after the @ sign in an email address. Domains are useful for business and personal use, for having your own website, online shop and email address.
What is a 2nd level domain
The Second Level Domain space allows registrations of one name part before the .GH with no specialization e.g. example.gh.
What is a 3rd level domain?
The third level domain space allows registration of two name parts before the .GH that is, example.com.gh, which defines the function or specialization of the institution, that is com.gh for companies; org.gh for organizations; gov.gh for government institutions; edu.gh for educational institutions.
If I register one, is it mine for life?
When you register a domain it is usually registered for an initial period of either 1 year or up to 5 years. Upon expiry of the initial registration period, you need to renew your domain. The domain remains yours as long as it registered and active.