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Nominet’s PR agency sends out .uk branded beer!

By at June 5, 2014 | 9:56 am | 0 Comment

Nominet’s PR agency sends out .uk branded beer!

Nominet’s PR agency sends out .uk branded beer to journalists ahead of 10th June launch

Nominet , Press Reports UK , Tweets

Telegraph: Nominet sues businessman over chief executive ‘libel’

By at January 24, 2013 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment

Nominet, the non-profit company in charge of Britain’s web address system, is suing one of its members for defamation over an online video that alleges its chief executive gave inaccurate evidence to an employment tribunal.

He is also a critic of Nominet’s plan to introduce a more costly new type of web address. It wants to sell “secure” web addresses ending in just “.uk” rather than “” or “”, but opponents including children’s charities have suggested the plan will not protect the public and will cost businesses more to operate online.

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Computer Weekly: Campaigners oppose Nominet plans for secure .uk domain

By at January 17, 2013 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

The Computer Weekly this week writes:

Digital rights campaigners, businesses and charities have criticised the plans of UK’s top-level domain name registry Nominet to create a “secure” .uk domain alongside the existing and domains. They say Nominet’s plans would give it a monopoly over trust and security in the UK domain space. Nominet proposes to allow only UK-based companies to use the .uk root. The domain registry will scan websites with the domain suffix for malicious software and adopt DNSSEC security protocols to provide assurance to users of these domain names that they are safe and secure.

Read more: Computer Weekly 16/01/13:
Campaigners oppose Nominet plans for secure .uk domain

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Telegraph: Childrens charities oppose Nominet plan for ‘secure’ .uk web addresses

By at January 17, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Chris Williams writes in the Telegraph:

A children’s charities coalition, internet activists and businesses have lined up to criticise the plans by Nominet, the quango in charge of web addresses, to create a new “secure” area online for British businesses. Nominet wants to create a new class of web addresses ending in just “.uk”, to be sold alongside those with the more familiar “” suffix. It says websites with one of new addresses will be more secure for people browsing the web, because it will check their operators are based in Britain and have supplied real contact details.

Read more: 15/01/13 – Telegraph: Childrens charities oppose Nominet plan for ‘secure’ .uk web addresses

Nominet .UK Consultation , Telegraph (Daily & Sunday Telegraph)

Nominet stakeholder committee member: What’s the fuss about a new UK domain?

By at January 3, 2013 | 12:41 pm | 0 Comment

Dave Thomas, head of Sedo UK and a member of Nominet’s stakeholder committee, gives another take on Nominet’s consultation, assessing potential impact on UK business.

I did some comparison using SEDO’s trading history of the Spanish domain market comparing to .es – it is clearly to me that there is now a preference for .es over This indicates that there’s a real appetite from businesses and consumers to migrate over time to a shorter direct name space. Although, on the other hand, if you consider that the United States launched a shorter name space in 1985, when the internet was in its infancy, it has had little or no real effect as the majority of US companies and consumers prefer using .com to this day. Therefore, we are in the dark whether will have an impact on the value of

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Guardian , Nominet .UK Consultation , Press Reports UK , Trademarks & Domains

Daily Mail: The Web’s tangle of addesses is unfair to Britain

By at December 20, 2012 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

Daily Mail: The Web’s tangle of addesses is unfair to Britain

Source: Daily Mail 20/12/12

Interesting letter today in the Daily Mail regarding foreign ownership of domains. Remember Nominet’s proposal for .uk requires Verification of UK contact details of registrant (see page 9 of consultation).



Daily Mail , Nominet , Nominet .UK Consultation

Guardian: Nominet’s plans to launch the .uk domain – good or bad for UK business?

By at December 20, 2012 | 11:47 am | 0 Comment

Do you have plans to purchase a domain for your business? Adam Grunwerg thinks you might want to think again:

Nominet, the non-profit organisation responsible for managing the UK namespace, recently launched a three-month consultation on a domain name service, which means you’ll soon be able to register UK names at the second level – in the forma – in 2013.

The new .uk domain service will provide a shorter string for UK businesses and has plans to include a number of security benefits to promote a secure UK namespace, which includes UK address verification, daily malware monitoring and a digital signature.

However, the current proposal for the new domains and the release structure has caused significant backlash from Nominet’s main stakeholders – especially registrars, UK businesses and the domain community.

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Guardian: The value of a secure .uk namespace – Nominet’s .uk consultation

By at December 20, 2012 | 11:33 am | 0 Comment

Nominet’s Phil Kingsland responds to Adam Grunwerg’s criticism of the company’s proposed launch of the .uk domain:

We’ve read and listened to a wide range of responses and views on Nominet’s proposal to introduce a new, more secure second-level domain space in the UK (ie instead of, alongside the additional third level .uk domains (, etc). This includes last week’s Media Network article by Adam Grunwerg.

We believe that the proposed product would create a new, trusted online home for British businesses and we hope it would help to support the internet economy by combating cybercrime and creating a namespace which consumers trust; driving additional e-commerce and online transactions.

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The Register: Nominet mulls killing off the .co from

By at October 25, 2012 | 10:01 am | 0 Comment

Dear Brits, you’re happy to buy another domain name, right?

Nominet is seeking Brits’ views on its proposals for slightly shorter .uk domain names with some layers of security thrown in.

The non-profit company, which controls the .uk domain registry, hopes to introduce a new service for businesses called that could, by ditching the .co and the .org from and, offer snappier domain names registered at the second level.

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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.

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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: