The news reports below are an attempt to document the reactions to the Nominet .UK proposals.

Latest news regarding the .UK Namespace:

04/12/2014 – Nominet: .uk registrant emails – results update
02/12/2014 – Netcraft: Typosquatters cashing in on .uk domains

26/11/2014 – The Register: Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White Spaces
18/11/2014 – Wales Online: Welsh businesses to apply for .wales and .cymru domain names
10/11/2014 – Nominet: October Communiqué
03/11/2014 – The Register: ICANN, ICAN’T, IWON’T: uWHAT? How the internet is actually run

29/10/2014 – The WHIR: UK Domain Registry Nominet Names New CEO
28/10/2014 – The Register: New Nominet CEO: I’ll embrace past but look forward to the future
21/10/2014 – Nominet: Greater security for online services rolled out today
15/10/2014 – South Wales Evening Post: Lesley Cowley OBE appointed non-executive chair of DVLA
14/10/2014 – GOV.UK: Lesley Cowley OBE appointed as Chair of DVLA
03/10/2014 – Nominet: September Communiqué
01/10/2014 – Daily Post: .Wales goes live on the world web web at the press of a button

30/09/2014 – Independent: ‘New era for Wales in digital world’ as domain names .wales and .cymru go live
30/09/2014 – Wales Online: .Wales and .Cymru domain names officially launched at Senedd
30/09/2014 – Daily Post: Daily Post among first to adopt new Wales domain name on internet
30/09/2014 – SW Evening Post: National Assembly joins .wales / .cymru revolution
30/09/2014 – Telegraph: Wales welcomes own domain names
30/09/2014 – BBC News: New .wales and .cymru domain web addresses go live
30/09/2014 – Wired: Wales scores its own .wales and .cymru domains
30/09/2014 – The Guardian: Wales follows Scotland with its own .wales and .cymru internet domains
30/09/2014 – IT Pro: Wales launches its own web domains
30/09/2014 – Nominet: First .cymru and .wales websites go live in digital milestone for Wales
29/09/2014 – Wales Online: First websites switch over to new .wales and .cymru domain names
27/09/2014 – Wales Online: WRU and Millennium Stadium sign up for .wales and .cymru domain names

<— First .cymru and .wales websites go live 30/09/2014 —>

29/09/2014 – Webmastering: Analysis of .uk domain registration trends
29/09/2014 – DNS History: Week 1 .UK Rights Registrations

<— .uk Registration trends study after Nominet emails sent out 29/10/2014 —->

24/09/2014 – Bitter Waller: Lots of Scots hot 4
24/09/2014 – Herald: We all want a .scot domain
23/09/2014 – The Courier: 4,000 .scot domain names registered
23/09/2014 – STV: Thousands of dot Scot domain names registered in first hour
23/09/2014 – Telegraph: Scotland gets its own web domain
23/09/2014 – V3: Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn rush to .scot domain
23/09/2014 – Herald: .Scot domain name in hot demand by web users
23/09/2014 – Easyspace: Dot Scot Domain Name Available In America
23/09/2014 – Easyspace: Dot Scot Domain Now Available Worldwide
23/09/2014 – Strathspey Herald: Scotland’s domain names boom
23/09/2014 – Tech Week Europe: New .scot Domain Name Launches To The Public

<— .scot enters general availability 23/09/2014 —>

23/09/2014 – The Drum: Fortnum & Mason, KPMG, Metro Bank and West Ham snap up .London domains
18/09/2014 – Web Wire: Kate Moss Model Agency Secures Dot London With Easyspace
18/09/2014 – Standard: 40,000 sign up in the scramble for Dot London
18/09/2014 – PRN: Mayor of London Champions New “Ground-Breaking” Dot London Domain Launch
18/09/2014 – London Evening Standard: 40,000 sign up in the scramble for Dot London
18/09/2014 – Sys-Con: Mayor of London Champions New “Ground-Breaking” Dot London Domain Launch

<— Boris Johnson backs the launch of Dot London 18/09/2014 —>


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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: