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FOI: DCMS list of domains names affected by Nominet Direct.uk proposal

By at March 21, 2013 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DMCS) have released a number of documents regarding discussion of .uk.

Read more: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/dcms_list_of_domains_names_affec

The most important of these was a briefing given to the Minster Ed Vaizey in November 2012:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/150676/response/370860/attach/6/r%202525%20001.pdf

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FOI: List of Domains Names affected by Nominet Direct.UK proposal

By at February 7, 2013 | 11:08 am | 0 Comment

A. Barrow has made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Transport:

Dear Department for Transport,

Nominet is proposing to introduce direct .UK names such as BBC.uk,
Culture.uk, Nature.uk alongside the established .uk structure of
.co.uk, .org.uk, .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .police.uk, .sch.uk, .nhs.uk,
me.uk etc.

The Nominet consultation about Direct.UK has (in addition to
commercial questions) thrown up many questions around security,
which are currently being debated among public bodies and
organisations.

A broad summary of the debate can be found at

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/9803504/Childrens-charities-oppose-Nominet-plan-for-secure-.uk-web-addresses.html

A copy of the Nominet proposal can be found here:

http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/files/Nominet_FINAL_electronic_form3_0.pdf

A list of articles published on the issue here:

http://www.mydomainnames.co.uk/articles.html

In the light of this debate and in the public interest may I ask
that your organisation provide the following:

1. A complete list of all domain names managed, maintained,
authorised or in any way paid for or operated by your organisation
on behalf of itself or on behalf of any bodies or agencies for
which it has oversight in any way. For the avoidance of doubt, this
should include any domain name ending in .com, .org, .net, .co.uk,
.org.uk, .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .police.uk, .sch.uk, .nhs.uk, me.uk,
.ltd.uk, .plc.uk, etc

2. All communications (written or otherwise) and information
regarding the Nominet proposal quoted above. This request includes
(but is not limited to) any correspondence with Nominet, any
correspondence between your organisation and other government
bodies of any kind or any organisations in the charitable sector.

3. Information about any assessment or study (by internal or
external experts) undertaken regarding any impact (financial, SEO,
technical or otherwise) of the Nominet proposals on any domain name
listed under 1 or its associated website.

4. Information about any correspondence or discussion (internal or
external), between your department and any other individuals or
bodies about the potential financial, legal or reputational risks
to your department or any of its subsidiaries arising from the
Nominet Direct.UK proposals to create names that are confusingly
similar and could pose a security risk, e.g. resulting in
misdirected sensitive email messages and phishing attempts on
government domain names.

I look forward to receiving a response to this request and in
particular the list of domains under point 1.

Yours sincerely

Mrs A. Barrow

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/list_of_domains_names_affected_b

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FOI: All correspondence relating to the creation of .uk

By at January 3, 2013 | 1:27 pm | 0 Comment

All correspondence relating to the creation of .uk

Angus Hanton has made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/all_correspondence_relating_to_t

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FOI: Creation of www.gov.uk domain name

By at October 25, 2012 | 9:29 am | 0 Comment

Creation of www.gov.uk domain name

Simon Bezant has made this Freedom of Information request to Cabinet Office

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/creation_of_wwwgovuk_domain_name

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FOI: Nominet’s proposals for .uk & BIS discussions

By at October 25, 2012 | 9:28 am | 0 Comment

Nominet’s proposals for .uk & BIS discussions

Angus Hanton has made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/nominets_proposals_for_uk

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FOI: How did BIS transfer .uk to Nominet?

By at October 25, 2012 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

How did BIS transfer .uk to Nominet?

Angus Hanton has made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/how_did_bis_transfer_uk_to_nomin

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FOI: British Library & Nominet correspondence relating to .uk

By at October 25, 2012 | 9:20 am | 0 Comment

British Library & Nominet correspondence relating to .uk

Simon Bezant has made this Freedom of Information request to The British Library

Follow here: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/british_library_nominet_correspo

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The Telegraph: Whitehall investigation over ‘FoI avoidance’ in Nominet emails

By at October 25, 2012 | 9:15 am | 0 Comment

The Head of the Civil Service has opened an investigation into allegations that officials in the Department for Business used personal email accounts in an attempt to avoid Freedom of Information Act requests.

Sir Bob Kerslake’s office said it would examine evidence that emerged during a recent Nominet employment tribunal and was obtained by The Daily Telegraph.

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9612838/Whitehall-investigation-over-FoI-avoidance-in-Nominet-emails.html

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TheyWorkForYou.com: Nominet in the UK Parliament

By at October 8, 2012 | 11:43 pm | 0 Comment

TheyWorkForYou.com overview of the instances where ‘Nominet’ is mentioned in UK parliamentary sessions.

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Disclaimer

Please note the content on this website may have been written before the final version of the release rules by Nominet. There were two consultations in October 2012 & July 2013 and the final version was published in November 2013. Dot uk was launched on 10th June 2014 and the official current .UK rules can be found here: www.dotuklaunch.co.uk