Nominet .UK Consultation

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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Nominet’s Board November Report

By at December 20, 2012 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

The Nominet board met on the 29th November 2012 and have issued the following statement regarding the .uk consultation:

The Board received an update briefing on the progress of the ongoing consultation in which the registry structure could be changed so as to allow registrations at the second level of the .uk domain hierarchy. The Board noted the large number of formal consultation responses received so far, and the very wide range of opinions already submitted in relation to the main features of the proposal. It was clear that a full analysis following the end of the consultation period would take several weeks The Board would then consider that feedback and decide next steps, with agenda time at the meeting scheduled for 26th February being set aside. The Board thanked the Nominet staff dealing with the consultation for their good work to date in bringing the proposal to very wide public notice and debate.


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.uk understanding the consequences

By at December 6, 2012 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

What is wrong with the Nominet .uk proposal?
By Stephen Wilde – December 2012
On first look looks more attractive than Similarly, “extra security” sounds good conceptually. However, this simplistic view glosses over the overwhelmingly negative consequences to existing businesses, consumer trust, and the UK internet economy, once you examine the details of the proposal.
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Nominet’s roundtable discussion in Glasgow

By at December 6, 2012 | 12:05 pm | 0 Comment

Escrivo attended Nominet’s round-table discussion in Glasgow yesterday and they thought it would be interesting to document a few notes made during the session. The session was attended by a number of developers and Nominet registrars, as well as representatives from some large UK brands, a domain investor, and a number of IP lawyers  Read more here


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By at November 4, 2012 | 4:11 pm | 0 Comment

Oxford Based Nominet consults on future of .UK Internet

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Nominet: Acting Chair of Nominet’s Policy Stakeholder Committee asks Direct.UK consultation feedback

By at November 4, 2012 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Have your say on a significant development for the UK internet

Nominet .UK Consultation consultation update

By at October 18, 2012 | 2:03 pm | 0 Comment consultation update

Nominet has said that since its launch on Monday 1st October 2012, they have had over 300 responses from a ‘broad range of different organisations and individuals’.

Issues raised include ‘specific security aspects of the service, as well as broader policy or operational questions and the impact of the proposed change on existing .uk portfolio and registrar business models’.

In response, they have produced a consultation FAQ section


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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: