Timeline

Timeline of publications and decisions affecting Nominet’s Direct.UK proposals:

DateEventOriginatorLink to WebsiteComment
2014/12/04.uk registrant emails – results update from Nominet: 2.8 million emails were sent, with an open rate of 26%NominetEmail to .uk rights holders update
2014/12/03Nominet today published an update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the past six monthsNominetTackling criminal activity in .UK – Six month report
2014/12/02Netcraft "Typosquatters are cashing in by registering new .uk domains which look similar to those used by existing high-traffic .co.uk websites"NetcraftTyposquatters cashing in on .uk domains
2014/12/01Toby Perkins MP asks two parliamentary questions on Nominet Theyworkforyou1. Written question - 215678
2. Written question - 215677
2014/11/27The Premium Names list for the new .cymru and .wales domain names is published todayNominetPremium Names launched for .cymru and .wales
2014/11/11Toby Perkins MP asks parliamentary question on .ukTheyworkforyouWritten question - 213256
2014/11/05Toby Perkins MP asks three parliamentary question on .ukTheyworkforyou1. Written question - 212691
2. Written question - 212645
3. Written question - 212644
2014/11/03Businesses operating in Wales will go straight to the front of the queue for the new .cymru and .wales domain names from todayNominetWelsh businesses get priority for .cymru and .wales domains
2014/10/28Russell Haworth is to join Nominet as its new Chief Executive OfficerNominetNominet names next CEO
2014/10/14Ex-Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley OBE appointed as Chair of DVLAGOV.UKLesley Cowley OBE appointed as Chair of DVLA
2014/10/07Nominet Key Partner meeting for Top 20 membersNominetSeptember Communique: Key Partner Meeting
2014/10/03Nominet September Communique published - The net growth of the register for the last 12 months was -0.6% - Includes Nominet Membership Research resultsNominetNominet September Communique
2014/09/29Edwin Hayward writes "Analysis of .uk domain registration trends"WebmasteringAnalysis of .uk domain registration trends
2014/09/23.scot enters general availability at 2pmTelegraphScotland gets its own web domain
2014/09/18Mayor of London backs .london launch: 40,000 sign up in the scramble for Dot LondonEvening Standard40,000 sign up in the scramble for Dot London
2014/09/15Cinven (Host Europe) buyout bid for Scottish Hosting firm Iomart (Easyspace) collapsesBBCCinven drops takeover bid for web hosting firm Iomart
2014/09/12 Bloomberg writes 'Scotland Faces Fight for Domain Name'BloombergScotland Faces Fight for Domain Name
2014/09/09Dot London General AvailabilityThe WHIR
123-reg and Minds + Machines Collaborate to Promote .LONDON
2014/09/03Nominet CCO resigns after just 8 months in her roleNominetChief Commercial Officer update [Login Required]
2014/09/01.cymru and .wales now open for the first phase of trademark applicationsNominet.cymru and .wales now open for the first phase of applications
2014/08/27Minds + Machines confirms .London GA launch date as
9th September
Minds + MachinesPortfolio Launch and Distribution Channel Update
2014/08/21From 15 September, Nominet will begin emailing registrants with rights to a short .uk domain under the .uk 5-year reservation mechanism. NominetNominet to begin emailing .uk rights holders
2014/08/18Nominet: The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation NominetThe countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation
2014/08/14Welsh Labour, Conservatives, Plaid Cymru and Lib Dems all pledge to sign up to new Welsh domains when available later this yearWales OnlineWelsh political leaders join forces in pledge to join .wales .cymru domain revolution
2014/08/12Heart Internet blog "Why we moved to .uk"Heart InternetWhy we moved to .uk
2014/08/07-08.wales and .cymru delegated to the root by IANA/ICANNICANNDelegated Strings | ICANN New gTLDs
2014/08/06The Telegraph writes: "Scottish independence: the end for .co.uk?" The TelegraphScottish independence: the end for .co.uk?
2014/07/27Liberal Democrat MPs call for .Cumbria and .CornwallBusiness Cornwall

Westmorland
Call for Cumbria to have own domain name

MP calls for .cornwall domain
2014/07/24Host Europe Group makes a bid for Iomart Group Plc - both offers rejectedBBC NewsWeb hosting firm Iomart rejects two takeover approaches
2014/07/211&1 Attends Founders Launch of .Wales and .Cymru1&1 UK1&1 Attends Founders Launch of .Wales and .Cymru
2014/07/21S4C, the National Assembly for Wales and Sport Wales among many getting behind .cymru and .wales at the Royal Welsh Show NominetStrong backing of .cymru and .wales
2014/07/21New Zealand follows .uk and allows .nz names at the second level (different sunrise policy)DNCLPolicy ushers in new era of choice in .nz domain names
2014/07/16123-reg launches the .uk roadshow camper van which will tour the country July - August (Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, London)123-Reg123-reg .UK roadshow - get expert advice for your online business
2014/07/15Heart Internet (a top 20 UK registrar) rebrands to a shorter .uk domainHeart InternetWe have made the move to heartinternet.uk
2014/07/15The Register writes "YES: Scotland declares independence...from the dot co dot uk empire"The RegisterScotland declares independence...from the dot co dot uk empire
2014/07/15 Ed Vaizey appointed minister for digital industries following cabinet reshuffleThe DrumEd Vaizey appointed minister for digital industries
2014/07/15.scot launches with 60 day sunrise period - general availability will be on 23rd SeptemberBBCNew internet domain .scot launches
2014/07/03Nominet June Communique is published

The following 'reviews' will take place soon:
- 2015 AGM and elections process
- Whois opt-out, privacy and proxies
- Nominet Membership Model
NominetNominet June 2014 Communique
2014/07/03New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month for Nominet in 14 years.NominetPopularity of UK domains grows – new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch
2014/07/02New Nominet NED Denesh Bhabuta writes a blog post regarding recent electionsDeneshCommunication, perspective & meeting with Oliver Hope
2014/07/01Nominet total .uk registration stats for June are up 90k
Jan 156,751
Feb 147,982
Mar 152,450
Apr 138,183
May 134,208
Jun 224,434
Nominet BIPercentage Share of .uk Registrations [Login Required]
2014/06/23ICANN 50 opening ceremony in London speeches:
- Baroness Rennie Fritchie, Nominet
- Rt. Honorable Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales

The Welsh Government commits to switching to .cymru / .wales from .gov.uk
ICANNICANN 50 London: Baroness Rennie Fritchie, Nominet

ICANN 50 London: Rt. Honorable Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales
2014/06/11Over 50,000 registrations made within 24 hours, including stephenfry.uk, sainsburys.uk, bentley.uk and burberry.ukNominet.uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start
2014/06/10Stephen Fry is making the change from .com to a .uk address, after having expressed his hatred of the .co.uk domain at great length over the years. TelegraphStephen Fry is first Briton to switch to .uk domain
2014/06/10Nominet launches .uk with 10,000 sq ft sign at Heathrow that says Welcometothe.ukNominetWelcome to the .uk
2014/06/04Nominet confirms 'explicit consent' for Accredited registrars to transfer expired .uk names should be a 'positive reply' from registrants and 'may' publish drop list in futureNominet ForumExpired .uk names - explicit consent? [Login Required]
2014/06/01May 2014 .uk registration figures show that new registrations are down by 37-40k YOY
May 2010 - 164,621
May 2011 - 174,378
May 2012 - 175,060
May 2013 - 172,018
May 2014 - 134,199
Nominet BIPercentage Share of .uk Registrations [Login Required]
2014/05/30Nominet's PR agency Brands2Life sends out .uk branded beer to Journalists ahead of 10th June launchBrands2LifeTweet from @SkyWillSarage
Tweet from @Martin_v
Tweet from @BenRossi89
Tweet from @DDMacRae
2014/05/29
With just two weeks to go before the launch of .uk Nominet asks registrars "Have you considered how you are going to use your .uk domain as a registrar?"Nominetnom-announce Thu May 29 - Promoting .uk
2014/05/28Nominet board May communique published from 29th April stating: "CEO departure (post meeting note): a separate announcement has been made" - which was made on 2nd May three days later.NominetNominet May 2014 Communique
2014/05/22Nominet Non-Executive Director election results: Denesh Bhabuta & Oliver Hope are elected - Sebastien Lahtinen (senior director) loses his seatNominetUpdate following AGM and Non-Executive Director election results
2014/05/21Oxford Mail writes "Audience puts Lib Dem leader on the spot" - Emily Taylor (ex-Nominet) and Whistleblower puts Nick Clegg on the spotOxford MailAudience puts Lib Dem leader on the spot
2014/05/21Nominet AGM in Oxford - outgoing CEO Lesley Cowley is not present - The three Ordinary Resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM were passed.NominetNominet AGM 2014
2014/05/15Nominet uses new .uk logo to sponsor the UK Business Startup Show at ExCeL LondonBStartup.uk Stand Number: 2104
2014/05/14Blacknight Blog "On May 7th John attempted to register a .co.uk this is his story"
BlacknightNominet’s New “Data Quality” Policy
2014/05/13Nominet CTO interview: 'Tackling the IT skills shortage through diversity of employment'Computer WeeklyTackling the IT skills shortage through diversity of employment
2014/05/12 Nominet confirms launch of .cymru and .wales for 1st September 2014NominetNominet confirms launch of .cymru and .wales in September
2014/05/06The Register writes "The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong"The RegisterThe amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong
2014/05/02Nominet’s CEO Lesley Cowley resigns and will leave on 9th July 2014 (one month after .uk launch)NominetNominet: CEO Announcement
2014/04/30 Introducing the new .UK Domain Family brand identity - Nominet launches .uk logo and videoNominetNominet: UK Domain Family
2014/04/16Out-Law writes Nominet: no plans for a 'trade mark clearinghouse' systemOut-LawNominet: no plans for a 'trade mark clearinghouse' system
2014/04/09Emily Taylor writes Open letter to Nominet’s top membersEmily TaylorOpen letter to Nominet’s top members
2014/04/03Nominet formalises approach to tackling criminal activity on .uk domains: Change to registration policy comes into effect from 4 May 2014 NominetNominet formalises approach to tackling criminal activity on .uk domains
2014/04/03Nominet's largest registrar introduces charge for a tag change - The Register writes '123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges'The Register123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges
2014/03/18New Nominet Registrar Agreement comes into force: registrars can apply for self-managed and accredited channel partner tags, or submit information to remain a channel partner.NominetNominet: New Registrar Agreement comes into force
2014/03/14Nominet's 5th largest registrar Namesco starts Google Adwords campaign for .uk " pre-order a matching .uk domain when you buy a new .co.uk"NamescoNamesco: .uk NEW.Short.Smart
2014/03/13House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee: Online Safety Report published 13 March 2014 States:
"We have no reason to suppose that Nominet has either the resources or inclination to police the internet. Age verification, while ideal, is not the only way of preventing children from accessing unsuitable content. However, we believe that no .uk site should offer unimpeded access to adult pornography to children. This should be made a condition of registration".
House Of CommonsCulture, Media and Sport Committee Report: Online Safety
2014/03/13Nominet: Nominations opened for non-executive director elections 2014NominetNominations open for non-executive director elections 2014
2014/03/05.uk registrar conference held in London - Direct .uk is not on the agenda itself and only update given in afternoon sessionsNominet.uk Registrar Conference
2014/03/04Nominet confirms that pre-registrations are allowed in .uk and issues guidance for marketing new .uk domain namesNominetGuidance for marketing new .uk domain names
2014/02/20Andrew Glover (BBC News) writes "Does England need its own internet domain?". BBC NewsDoes England need its own internet domain?
2014/02/12Simon Phipps responds to Lesley Cowley (Nominet CEO) writing "Take Charities Seriously, Nominet". He claims that Nominet "have confirmed how many are affected (they prefer to say "53% of charities are OK" but the inverse -- 47% of charities have a problem -- tells the real story)".Computer World UKTake Charities Seriously, Nominet
2014/02/10123-reg (Nominet's largest registrar) starts taking pre-orders on .uk domains. And claim ".co.uk customers guaranteed to secure their shorter .uk domain". 123-reg also start a Google Adwords campaign for .uk pre-orders.123-Reg123-reg takes lead on .uk launch
2014/02/07Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley responds to Simon Phipps claim that "UK Charities second class to domain squatters". Nominet claims that for "the majority (53%) of those with .org.uk registrations, including many of the largest charities in the UK" they will be able to claim the .uk.Computer World UKUK Charities second class to domain squatters? A response from Nominet
2014/02/05Nominet launches new .cymru & .wales website and videoOur Home OnlineOurHomeOnline.org.uk video and new website
2014/02/05Existing .co.uk registrants who have matching names reserved under the direct .uk proposals are sent emails telling them they won't be able to register the .ukAcorn DomainsEmail to Robert Morrison
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2014/02/04Simon Phipps of Computer World UK writes "UK Charities Second Class To Domain Squatters. The UK Domain authority Nominet have decided commercial comes before charity for the new .uk domain".Computer World UKUK Charities Second Class To Domain Squatters
2014/02/03DCMS FOI request response: DCMS correspondence with Nominet since 1st July 2013
WhatdotheyknowDCMS correspondence with Nominet since 1st July 2013
2014/02/01January 2014 .uk registration figures show that new registrations are down by 30k YOY
Jan 2010 - 173,853
Jan 2011 - 187,906
Jan 2012 - 190,412
Jan 2013 - 187,014
Jan 2014 - 156,751
Nominet BIPercentage Share of .uk Registrations [Login Required]
2014/01/30Nominet announces that .uk domains are to launch on 10th June 2014. Detailed rules about the release process, including excluded domains and the rules applicable from launch date are published online.NominetShorter, snappier .uk domains to launch on 10th June
2014/01/30Nominet approves new Registrar Agreement and Data Quality Policy. Nominet will issue formal notice of the introduction of this policy on the 4 April 2014 and it will come into force on 6 May 2014. NominetNew Registrar Agreement and Data Quality Policy approved
2014/01/27.scot approved by ICANN - Domain Incite writes "Glasgow-based applicant Dot Scot Registry signed its ICANN Registry Agreement on January 23. That’s despite having a processing priority number way down the pile at 1,453"Domain InciteScottish gTLD may launch before independence vote
2014/01/22Nominet issues warning over misleading .uk registration offers: "Holders of third-level .uk domains that are eligible for the free reservation period don’t need to pre-register the .uk equivalent. The shorter address will be automatically reserved for them for five years".NominetWarning over misleading .uk registration offers
2014/01/22Cartier International AG sues Nominet hoping to set global domain name take-down precedentDomain InciteNominet defends claim by Cartier International AG
2014/01/15Nominet to update registration policy in light of Lord Macdonald review NominetNominet to update registration policy in light of Lord Macdonald review
2014/01/02Graham Charlton interview "Nominet explains the reasons for .uk domains". Nominet claim "67% of our current registrations are less than five years old".
EconsultancyNominet explains the reasons for .uk domains
2014/01/01December 2013 .uk registration figures show that new registrations are down by 14k YOY
Dec 2009 - 136,464
Dec 2010 - 138,613
Dec 2011 - 127,638
Dec 2012 - 120,552
Dec 2013 - 106,518
Nominet BIPercentage Share of .uk Registrations [Login Required]
2013/12/31November 2013 .uk registration figures show that new registrations are down by 27k YOY
Nov 2009: 175,410
Nov 2010: 182,441
Nov 2011: 170,831
Nov 2012: 164,006
Nov 2013: 137,780
Nominet BIPercentage Share of .uk Registrations [Login Required]
2013/12/20CentralNic Group appoints Glenn Hayward (former Nominet Director of Finance) as Chief Financial OfficerLSECentralNic Group Appoints Glenn Hayward As Chief Financial Officer
2013/12/19Graham Charlton interview "Q&A: Matt Mansell of 123-reg on the new .uk domains".EconsultancyQ&A: Matt Mansell of 123-reg on the new .uk domains
2013/12/16Nominet delegates supremecourt.uk, jcpc.uk, royal.uk and princeofwales.uk domainsNominetsupremecourt.uk, jcpc.uk, royal.uk and princeofwales.uk domains delegated
2013/12/03The Times reports: "Lord Birt, the former BBC director-general, has been appointed as chairman of Europe’s largest internet hosting business as the company dispensed with its chief executive". The TimesBirt logs on as Host Europe chairman
2013/12/28Nominet Watch writes: "Three questions that need to be answered over Direct.uk".Nominet WatchThree questions that need to be answered over Direct.uk
2013/11/28Nora Nanayakkara (Nominet NED) is appointed to the board of The IPO steering committee - ex Nominet Chairman Bob Gilbert is also is the IPO chairmanThe IPOSecond Nominet director joins The IPO?

Nora Nanayakkara - The IPO
2013/11/28Thomas Vollrath (Nominet NED) is removed from the Host Europe Group website as CEO Host Europe GroupHost Europe Group Profiles
2013/11/27Nominet discontinues legal action against That Internet Ltd and Graeme WingateNominetNominet discontinues legal action against That Internet Ltd
2013/11/25Nominet appoints Antonia Seymour as Chief Commercial OfficerNominetNominet appoints Antonia Seymour as Chief Commercial Officer
2013/11/21TSO Host a top 20 Nominet registrar starts .uk pre-order campaignTSO HostTSO Host: Pre-Order Your .UK Domain Name Today
2013/11/21FOI request response from DCMS: Andrew Smith MP question regarding NominetWhat do they knowFOI: Andrew Smith MP question regarding Nominet
2013/11/21Nominet Watch publishes two blogs "A message to our members: screw you" and "The dangerous ideology of Direct.UK"Nominet WatchThe dangerous ideology of Direct.UK
A message to our members: screw you
2013/11/20Host Europe issues press release ".uk domain “Opening up the UK digital economy for SMEs”"Host Europe Group.uk domain “Opening up the UK digital economy for SMEs”
2013/11/20Westminster Hall debate regarding Internet Governance - Ed Vaizey MP praises Nominet They work for youHC Deb, 20 November 2013, c354WH
2013/11/20The Register writes: "Kerching! Nominet preps for cash AVALANCHE from shorter UK domain names"The RegisterKerching! Nominet preps for cash AVALANCHE from shorter UK domain names
2013/11/20BBC News article breaks direct .uk story first: "Shorter .uk web address plan revived by Nominet"BBC NewsShorter .uk web address plan revived by Nominet
2013/11/20Nominet announces approval of direct.uk, a new security roadmap, revised draft of the Registrar Agreement and a proposed Data Quality policy NominetNominet ushers in new era for .uk namespace
2013/11/13Easyspace Announces 25% Web Hosting Offer for Most Popular UK Domain: Customers who buy a .co.uk domain name before midnight on 24 November 2013 will be entitled to 25% off web hosting for two years.Iomart GroupEasyspace Announces 25% Web Hosting Offer for Most Popular UK Domain
2013/11/12Nominet October board meeting (part 2)NominetOctober 2013 Communique
2013/11/05New Zealand's DNCL publish 'FAQ: Allowing .nz registrations directly at the second level'DNCL F.A.Q. Allowing .nz registrations directly at the second level
2013/11/05Nominet Watch "Will Nominet’s Board pull the trigger? It’s a question all Nominet members have been asking themselves for the past fortnight: will they or won’t they?"NominetWill Nominet’s Board pull the trigger?
2013/11/04FOI response by BIS "Updated IANA records for .gb"
BISUpdated IANA records for .gb
2013/10/31Telegraph: Whistleblowers want protection to root out wrongdoing - interview with Emily Taylor (ex Nominet).TelegraphWhistleblowers want protection to root out wrongdoing
2013/10/29Nominet October board meeting (part 1)NominetOctober 2013 Communique
2013/10/24The ICO reply to an FOI request by Graeme Wingate claiming they have no record of any advice given to Nominet regarding contacting their existing
customers about .uk
ICOFOI: Nominet and .uk advice
2013/10/19CNN iReport by Open Rights Group: "This coming Monday, Nominet's consultation on a .uk domain ends. We are asking everyone to respond and say 'no'".CNN iReportORG: Say no to the Nomitax!
2013/10/19Dnjournal article and quote "Nominet hasn’t provided any guidance as to how this type of situation would play out, and it could be argued that it was unethical auctioning off these domains knowing their value could be considerably impacted by the introduction of .uk’s."DnjournalJohn Quail's Claim to Fame: How a Young Irish Entrepreneur Used Domains to Build a Booming Business
2013/10/16Parliamentary question by Andrew Smith MP: 'To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will review the regulation of the process for domain names registration in the light of the dominant position held by Nominet'.HansardHC Deb, 16 October 2013, c739W
2013/10/10InternetNZ Council October 11th Meeting papers published online includes recommendation "THAT Council agree that the proposal to allow .nz registrations at
the second level proceed".
InernetNZAgenda for a meeting of the InternetNZ Council 11/10/13
2013/10/08Nominet holds a 'Key Stakeholder' meeting at the five star Coworth Park, Ascot, Berkshire. Nine Nominet directors attended topics discussed included the current UK domain market, .cymru & .wales, and latest R&D work.NominetKey Partners Meeting on 8th October
2013/10/08Nominet update: the .uk consultation feedback will be reviewed by the Nominet Board at their next meeting on 29th October and responses / impact study will be published in NovemberNominetNominet update on policy consultations
2013/09/30Oscar O'Connor blog: Nominet "Consultation" process on second-level .uk domains - is anyone listening? Oscar O'Connor"Consultation" process on second-level .uk domains - is anyone listening?
2013/09/25JANET writes: "Nominet’s new proposal on giving priority for new domains is also likely to create confusion".JANETNominet Second Level Domains: risk of confusion
2013/09/24ISOC England Chapter writes: "a decision to proceed with direct .uk domains cannot be seen as fully inclusive of all major stakeholders at this time".ISOC England.uk Second Level Domain Registrations – two
2013/09/23Second Nominet .uk consultation closed 23rd SeptemberNominetPolicy consultations on second level domain registrations and the .uk Registrar Agreement – a reminder
2013/09/20Open Rights Group blog: "Say no to the Nomitax!"Open Rights GroupSay no to the Nomitax!
2013/09/18Nominet Watch writes 'One slide that explains everything wrong with the UK’s Internet operator'Nominet WatchOne slide that explains everything wrong with the UK’s Internet operator
2013/09/17Nominet Watch writes 'We would listen but… our staff are not qualified, feel threatened, or are on holiday'Nominet WatchWe would listen but… our staff are not qualified, feel threatened, or are on holiday
2013/09/16Domain Incite writes 'Nominet under fire for lack of transparency'Domain InciteNominet under fire for lack of transparency
2013/09/16Econsultancy writes 'Seven reasons why .uk domains are a bad idea' by Graham CharltonEconsultancySeven reasons why .uk domains are a bad idea
2013/09/16Launch of .uk will damage UK business by Edwin Hayward (V2 consultation response)Edwin Hayward.uk will damage UK business
2013/09/12Nominet Watch writes: 'Critics barred from Direct.UK consultation'Nominet WatchCritics barred from Direct.UK consultation
2013/09/114th Roundtable on the 2nd Nominet .uk consultation held in Glasgow - 6 participants allegedly attendedNominetStakeholder roundtable in Glasgow on Wed 11th September 2013
2013/09/10The Register writes 'Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?'The RegisterShould Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?
2013/09/10UK IGF 2013 held in London - Keynote speech from Hon Ed Vaizey Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative IndustriesUK IGFUK-IGF 2013 agenda
2013/09/09BCS event: 'Second Level .uk Domain Registration - hosted by Nominet in partnership with The British Computer Society Internet Specialist Group and the Digital Policy Alliance.BCSSecond Level .uk Domain Registration - Discussion and Consultation
2013/09/09Nominet announces registration policy review - The review is to be independently chaired by former Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald QC. NominetNominet announces registration policy review
2013/09/05DCMS FOI Request:
Ed Vaizey letter to Nominet re Internet porn
DCMSFOI request: Ed Vaizey letter to Nominet re Internet porn
2013/09/04BBC News: The boss of an electronic cigarette firm has been ordered to return a website domain name which had been used by an anti-tobacco charity.BBC NewsE.cigarettes firm told to hand back old Ash Wales web domain name
2013/09/04Nominet issue reminder: Policy consultations on second level domain registrations and the .uk Registrar Agreement NominetPolicy consultations on second level domain registrations and the .uk Registrar Agreement – a reminder
2013/09/04Third press release by Stephen Wilde: Nominet deadline for .uk feedback closes 23rd September, after that it is too late to save .co.uk domain names PR WebNominet deadline for .uk feedback closes 23rd September
2013/09/03BBC FOI Request: BBC correspondence with Nominet regarding direct.uk domain namesBBCBBC correspondence with Nominet regarding direct.uk domain names
2013/09/02John Carr Blog post: The future of NominetJohn CarrThe future of Nominet
2013/09/02Roger Darlington (Acting Chair .uk Policy Committee) blog post: Two current consultations by NominetRoger DarlingtonTwo current consultations by Nominet
2013/08/28Nominet Watch article: Former Board member rejects “deeply flawed” Direct.UK proposalNominet WatchFormer Board member rejects “deeply flawed” Direct.UK proposal
2013/08/28Second press release by Stephen Wilde: Founder of Nominet states that he is against the current Nominet .uk proposal and encourages others to respond to the consultation before it is too late PR WebFounder of Nominet states that he is against the current Nominet .uk proposal
2013/08/25Alex Bligh (co-founder) blog post: Net Into Dire Muck (an anagram of Nominet Direct UK)Alex BlighNet Into Dire Muck (an anagram of Nominet Direct UK)
2013/08/24German registrar Secura GmbH offers "Free Pre-Registration of Uk-Domains at 2nd Level"Presse BoxFree Pre-Registration of Uk-Domains at 2nd Level
2013/08/24First press release by Stephen Wilde: Big flaws in the new .uk domain extension exposed in new reportPR WebBig flaws in the new .uk domain extension exposed in new report by Stephen Wilde
2013/08/20Launch of "Get involved or lose your .uk domains" report by Stephen WildeYouruk.org.ukGet involved or lose your .uk domains
2013/08/19Daily Mail writes: "Revealed: The internet porn map of the world reveals US, Holland and Britain as the largest providers in the world". Daily MailRevealed: The internet porn map of the world reveals US, Holland and Britain as the largest providers in the world
2013/08/16Nominet Watch article: "Dirt shows through election whitewash"Nominet WatchDirt shows through election whitewash
2013/08/12Nominet CEO interview with Wired: 'The tech sector can’t rely on government to bridge the ICT skills gap'.WiredNominet CEO: the tech sector can’t rely on government to bridge the ICT skills gap
2013/08/09Domain Incite blog: The UK is going nuts about porn and Go Daddy and Nominet are helpingDomain InciteThe UK is going nuts about porn and Go Daddy and Nominet are helping
2013/08/08Following the Daily Mail & Sunday Times .uk Porn articles of 04/05 August - Nominet launches a review of its registration policy on sensitive wordsNominetPress release – Update on registration policy
2013/08/08Open Rights Group: 'Nominet are again consulting on their idea to introduce .uk domain registration. But the proposals are little better than before'. Open Rights GroupNominet trying again with .uk proposals
2013/08/08Nominet Watch article: Who’s pulling the strings at Nominet?Nominet WatchWho’s pulling the strings at Nominet?
2013/08/07Former Nominet Director of Policy and Company Secretary writes another blog post called "Has Nominet been captured".Emily TaylorHas Nominet been captured
2013/08/05Daily Mail article "Britain is home to half a million porn websites: UK hosts third biggest volume of adult content"Daily MailDaily Mail: Britain is home to half a million porn websites
2013/08/04Sunday Times article "Britain No 3 in world for hosting web porn" claiming Ed Vaizey MP, the communications minister, has written to ask Nominet of its plans to prevent “abusive behaviour”.Sunday TimesSunday Times: Britain No 3 in world for hosting web porn
2013/08/01Nominet publish report from Popularis (independent election scrutineer) in to the complaints made by three Nominet members. Election results are also published which show the Top 10 registrars voted for the incumbents.NominetPopularis Election Report

Non-executive Director election results
2013/07/25Kevin Murphy responds to Nominet AGM concerns regarding his article "Nominet 'sought govt protection from takeover by domain hawkers'" written in August 2012Nominet ForumResponse from Kevin Murphy
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2013/07/24Philip Virgo blogs "HMRC Real Time Information pilot meets the "Real" World. Is Nominet about to do the same?"Computer WeeklyHMRC Real Time Information pilot meets the "Real" World. Is Nominet about to do the same?
2013/07/23Former Nominet Director of Policy and Company Secretary writes another blog post called "Internet organisations can seriously damage your health".Emily TaylorInternet organisations can seriously damage your health
2013/07/22The launch of NominetWatch.com by an "collective group of Nominet members" coincides with the AGM Nominet WatchNominetWatch.com Who are we?
2013/07/223rd Roundtable on the 2nd Nominet .uk consultation held in London (venue changed at last moment) large number of stakeholders in attendance - Lawyer from the independent.co.uk is also present and asks about proposal to reserve independent.ukNominetVenue change for Roundtable meeting on 22 July 2013
2013/07/22Nominet AGM 2013 with elections for Non-Executive directors (result delayed) and Resolution 4 passed on proxies (no hand vote) - concerns over Top 20 influence and new registrar agreement policy expressedNominetUpdate following the Nominet AGM
2013/07/17The Information Commissioner’s response to Nominet’s second consultation on a new .uk domain name serviceICOThe Information Commissioner’s response to Nominet’s second consultation on a new .uk domain name service
2013/07/17Former Nominet Director of Policy and Company Secretary writes scathing blog post called "Whatever Nominet's proposals are, they are not bottom-up".EmilyTaylor.euWhatever Nominet's proposals are, they are not bottom-up
2013/07/16Nominet Blog by CEO Lesley Cowley announces "A time for change"NominetBlog: A time for change
2013/07/152nd Roundtable on the 2nd Nominet .uk consultation held in Durban at ICANN 47 - 18 people attend including staffNominetTweet from Michele Neylon
2013/07/13Launch of petition Expiry.org.uk to protest against Nominet registrars taking control of expiring domains.Expiry.org.ukExpiry.org.uk
2013/07/101st Roundtable on the 2nd Nominet .uk consultation held in London with invited representatives from Supreme Court, Cabinet Office, JANET, Royal Household, Police, BCS, Hosteurope.NominetMeeting summary by Andrew Cormack
2013/07/03Philip Virgo writes "What's in an (electronic) Name ... ? From restoring confidence in .UK to the identities we use for communicating with HMG"Computer WeeklyRestoring confidence in .UK
2013/07/02The Register story "Nominet resurrects second-level namespace plan: 'Before you say no...' Businesses rejected previous consultation"The RegisterNominet resurrects second-level namespace plan
2013/07/01Nominet proposes new policy for second level domain registrations. The consultation will run until
23 September 2013.
NominetProposals for new policy on second level domain registrations
2013/06/25FT interview with Nominet CTO Simon McCalla regarding .uk data visualisation & securityFTVisualisation: Seeing is believing for data users
2013/06/25Jon Snow interview with ex-CQC CEO Cynthia Bower who says "One of my colleagues has been sacked by her employer" Channel 4Cynthia Bower: I'm deeply sorry for child deaths - video
2013/06/24Nominet proposes new Registrar Agreement which includes three tag classifications: Self Managed, Channel Partner & Accredited Channel PartnerNominetNominet proposes new Registrar Agreement
2013/06/24Nominet ex-CCO Jill Finney, the former deputy chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, insists she and colleagues did not order the destruction of a critical report and will be "speaking to her lawyers"Telegraph / GuardianBaby deaths report was not deleted, says ex-chief of NHS watchdog

Jill Finney: No instruction to delete CQC report
2013/06/20Nominet terminates the contract of CCO Jill Finney with immediate effect NominetNews about our CCO
2013/06/20Nominet's Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Jill Finney NAMED in alleged Hospital death cover-upBBC NewsNHS 'cover-up' names revealed by CQC
2013/06/18Changes to Nominet’s governance announced which includes: Creating an additional seat for CCO, 3-year NED terms, Removing the 6-year limit on NED terms NominetChanges to Nominet’s governance
2013/06/18Nominet "A revised proposal for opening up registrations at the second level of .uk will form the basis of a second direct.uk consultation launching in July". Nominet June Communiqué sets out a programme for evolving the .uk namespace
2013/06/11London & Partners' application to develop and run the .london domain name has been approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).Brand RepublicDot London domain gets the green light
2013/06/10Guardian Nominet Media Network Partner Zone "10 tips for securing the domain name your business deserves"Guardian 10 tips for securing the domain name your business deserves
2013/06/06Nominet sponsor The Business Show 2013 with
".co.uk a great place to be" stand
The Business Show.co.uk #TBS13 stand photo
2013/06/06Google, BT and a clutch of other web giants and internet service providers have been put on notice - the government wants action on sorting out the problem of harmful content on the internet. BBCGovernment demands action on web safety
2013/06/04The City of London Police has started contacting websites it believes are profiting by breaking copyright laws.BBCLondon police start to target pirate websites
2013/06/03Sponsored video Nominet being a .co.uk company - Nominet produces a new Youtube video Sweetiepiesweets.co.uk The Startup MagazineSponsored video Nominet being a .co.uk company
2013/06/03Nominet CEO blog post with Chancellor George OsborneNominetHelping the next generation to Make Things Do Stuff
2013/05/30Speculation grows that the Department for Culture, Media and Sport could be abolished in the Spending Review, with its functions hived off to other departments. NewStatesmanIs Osborne about to abolish the culture department?
2013/05/29.nz second level consultation (round 2) is published online including 'existing registrants be able to reserve registration of the equivalent of their current name at the second level (for no cost for at least two years)'Dnc.org.nzDNCL Second Level Consultation and Submissions (Round 2)
2013/05/29Computer Weekly has launched its second annual search for the most influential woman in UK IT - Nominet CEO shortlistedComputer Weekly Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2013: Vote now
2013/05/28Graeme Wingate declares he is standing for the Nominet election and makes statement available onlineGraeme WingateGraeme Wingate: My Election Statement
2013/05/28Guardian News withdraws gTLD applications In apparent deal over .COM domain leaving Guardian Life Insurance Company of America free to pursue its application for .guardian without any competitionDomainNews.comGuardian News Withdraws gTLD Applications In Apparent Deal Over .COM Domain
2013/05/24Guardian News & Media's chief digital officer, Tanya Cordrey, on the Guardian's planned move to a brand new global domain later this year ditching .co.ukGuardian.co.ukGuardian: Going global on our digital journey
2013/05/15In the High Court at 2 o’clock before MASTER LESLIE: Cowley & Nominet UK -v- That Internet Ltd & Wingate Justice.gov.ukQueen's Bench Masters List, 15th May 2013
2013/05/15Most expensive .co.uk domain CarInsurance.co.uk for sale - currently valued at £9 million by A2Z.co.uk, a new domain marketplaceSearchEngineOptimisation.euMost expensive .co.uk domain CarInsurance.co.uk for sale
2013/05/10ICANN ccNSO minutes: Lesley Cowley announced that she would not be able to re-stand for another term as ccNSO Chair due to Nominet commitments, she would however be willing to serve as interim Chair until the end of the Durban meeting.ICANN ccNSOccNSO Council Minutes Beijing
2013/05/02Nominet April Board Report published - "Direct.uk: The Board received an update from the Executive. It was agreed to progress additional work in order to finalise a proposition for public consultation to be launched following the June meeting".NominetAPRIL 2013 COMMUNIQUÉ
2013/05/02Nominet open nominations for Non-executive director elections and the date of the AGM will be 22nd July 2013NominetNominations for Non-executive director elections 2013
2013/05/01Nominet Apprenticeship Scheme launched. They are looking for three apprentices to work within their Technical Infrastructure, Software Development and Business Intelligence teams.NominetNominet seeks school leavers for 2013 apprenticeships
2013/04/30Nominet update announcing that following a 'competitive RFP and tender process, Nominet Registrar Services Ltd (NRS) has chosen Domainbox.com (Hosteurope Group) as its domain name registration platform for resellers of .cymru/.wales Nominet.cymru/.wales update
2013/04/29Cyber Compare Study: Average Auction Price of .co.uk Declines For Third Year In A Row - .uk proposal has created uncertainty in the market potentially causing people to hold off making big investments in .co.uk TheDomains.comAverage Auction Price of .co.uk Declines For Third Year In A Row
2013/04/25 Nominet (not via the Trust) announces plans to sponsor 12 after-school Computer Clubs for Girls (CC4G) - along with a mention in Parliament by Chi Onwurah MP (Shadow BIS Minister)
NominetNominet celebrates International Girls in ICT day
HC Deb, 24 April 2013, c981
2013/04/23FT interview with Nominet CTO regarding ‘spear phishing’FT.comPersistent threats: Cyber crooks turn to ‘spear phishing’ to reel in targets
2013/04/23Nominet release latest edition of 'The Domain Business' showing "Monthly renewal rates for .uk domains have been impacted by the maturity of promotional domains in the last twelve months" NominetApril Domain Name industry report from Nominet
2013/04/10ICANN 46 Beijing - DNSSEC Workshop:
The DNSSEC Debate in .uk
ICANN The DNSSEC Debate in .uk
2013/04/06From 6 April 2013, legal deposit also covers material published digitally and online, so that the Legal Deposit Libraries can provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material, such as websites, blogs, e-journals and CD-ROMs.British Library

The Register
BL: Introduction to legal deposit

El Reg: Publishing ANYTHING on .uk? From now, Big Library gets copies
2013/04/03Nominet has been selected by ICANN as one of three Emergency Back-End Registry Operators (EBERO) for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) set to launch over the next 12 months. As an EBERO, Nominet will provide emergency support for any newly launched gTLD registry which encounters technical difficulties. NominetNominet selected as ICANN Emergency Back-End Registry Operator
2013/04/02V3 interview with Nominet CTO Simon McCallaV3V3 Hot Seat: Nominet CTO Simon McCalla
2013/03/27A news story appears in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph regarding a Nominet DRS case involving peoples online identityDaily Mail & TelegraphDaily Mail Online DRS Article
The Telegraph DRS Article
2013/03/25Nominet March 2013 Communiqué includes an opinion from Michael Todd QC (Erskine Chambers) in response to Alex Barden's (Erskine Chambers) opinion (see 2013/02/04 below) regarding alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by Nominet Board MembersNominetNominet March 2013 Communiqué
2013/03/21The Register: 300 UK domains pilfered, massive security lapse blamed. 123-Reg, Nominet investigate incident.The Register300 UK domains pilfered, massive security lapse blamed
2013/03/20 Nominet forum statement: "The only recent security issue we are aware of regarding any of our registrars happened last summer - four registrars were victims of unauthorised transfers of around 300 domain names during the post expiry period".Nominet ForumNominet Members Forum Post
(login required)
2013/03/15Nominet has been invited to join the Government’s new Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership, an initiative whose first meeting aims to bring together around a dozen leading representatives from industry, academia, government and law enforcement to tackle cyber crime in the UK. Lesley Cowley OBE, CEO of Nominet will be a member of the new group.NominetNominet to join new government cyber crime reduction partnership
2013/03/13The .nz DNC Board agreed to proceed to a second consultation on the proposal together with the updated information, the rationale for the proposal and amendments that take into account submissions on the initial proposals. It is likely this second consultation will start in May 2013.DNC.nz Update on the Registrations at the Second Level proposal
2013/03/12Nominet launches .co.uk on the road marketing campaignNominet.co.uk on the road
2013/03/08PICTFOR announce its next event, Tuesday the 23rd of April, on cybersecurity - With Cath Goulding, Head of IT Security at Nominet UK, on risks to the national infrastructurePICTFORApril Cybersecurity Event
2013/03/01Philip Virgo (Eurim, UKIGF, CTF) blogs "Hardly any of the responses were from customers without a domain name of their own, or from business or consumer groups who might want to know whether suppliers using .uk website were governed by UK"Computer WeeklyWho should run the Internet Addressing system? And why don't they?
2013/02/28 The Register on the .uk consultation: 'Nominet admitted that its line of questioning had, in places, been "confusing and potentially misinterpreted" by respondents'The RegisterNominet tosses plan for shorter .uk domains in the bin (for now)
2013/02/28Philip Virgo (Eurim, UKIGF, CTF) blogs "All of the business and consumer groups and those registrants whose businesses are based in the UK believe that .UK (whether long or short) should mean the operation is based in the UK and/or governed by UK law".Computer WeeklyPress cover on the result of the .UK consultation conceals more than it reveals
2013/02/27Parliamentary question by Dan Jarvis MP to the Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries asking what "steps he took to ensure that the Nominet Consultation was widely advertised in order to receive the views of ordinary business users".TheyWorkForYouHC Deb, 27 February 2013, c547W
2013/02/27BBC "Nominet, has put the brakes on plans to launch an optional new service for sites ending with .uk"BBCShorter .uk web address idea shelved by Nominet
2013/02/27Nominet "Following our Board meeting yesterday, we are not proceeding with our original proposal on ‘direct.uk’ but we will respond to feedback by looking at whether a revised proposal will address issues raised in the recent consultation". NominetUpdate on Direct.uk
2013/02/26Nominet board meeting to decide future of .uk proposalNominetFebruary 2013 Communique
2013/02/15Nominet "It has come to our attention that existing co.uk registrants may have been offered the opportunity to pre-register domains with just a .uk ending".NominetRegistrants warned to be wary of pressured .uk selling practices
2013/02/14A key player in the UK's internet economy is prepared for a sale that will value it at more than £400m - Hosteurope Group is "responsible for the registration of roughly one-quarter of all .co.uk domain names"Sky NewsBuyout Firm Grooms Dotcom Group For £400m Sale
2013/02/14Nominet updates complaints policy to include 'refusal of access to services'NominetNom-announce: Update to Complaints Policy
2013/02/14Nominet confirms the appointment of Jill Finney as first Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)NominetNominet appoints Chief Commercial Officer
2013/02/13The Register article: 'Strong basis' to claims Nominet board breached duties - legal top gunThe RegisterRegistry's members hire barrister in row over running of UK's web overseer
2013/02/12First report of pre-order .uk pressure sales tactics being used by a Nominet registarAcorndomainsEmails from uk3.com/dropcatcher.co.uk selling .uk
2013/02/06 Nominet publish video from .wales .cymru webinar and finally make questions available in WelshNominetDomain For Wales: Webinar for registrars
2013/02/06Nominet make a public statement regarding the barristers opinion on the members forum and "do not consider its conclusions to be valid"Nominet forumResponse from Nominet
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2013/02/04Five Nominet members pay £5000 for a barristers opinion on the 2008-09 allegationsThat.co.ukOpinion by Alex Barden (Erskine Chambers)
2013/02/04Nominet is reported to have hired Jill Finney as new CCO - who recently resigned from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Health Service JournalTwo CQC executives resign
2013/01/30Nominet starts 8 week radio campaign promoting .co.uk. Running two radio adverts featuring two case studies across local radio stations in three key regions of the UK: South Coast, North West, MidlandsNominet.co.uk Campaign 2013
2013/01/30Nominet hires Outside Line to relaunch their agreatplacetobe.co.uk campaign extolling the virtues of .co.ukOutside LineWe've just launched a new campaign for @dotuk today - site, radio, digital display and more
2013/01/29Nominet holds webinar regarding .wales in English only from OxfordNominetThe new domains for Wales webinar: your questions answered
2013/01/23Nominet sues .uk critic over chief executive 'libel' on websites that.co.uk and avoid.co.ukTelegraphNominet sues businessman over chief executive 'libel'
2013/01/18Nominet issues legal proceedings in the High Court against Graeme Wingate and his company That Internet LimitedNominetNominet legal proceedings
2013/01/16Computer Weekly blogs 'Campaigners oppose Nominet plans for secure .uk domain'Computer WeeklyCampaigners oppose Nominet plans for secure .uk domain
2013/01/16BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT blogs 'Does the UK need a new web address suffix?'BCSDoes the UK need a new web address suffix?
2013/01/15Telegraph article 'Childrens charities oppose Nominet plan for 'secure' .uk web addresses' with comments by John Carr OBETelegraphChildrens charities oppose Nominet plan for 'secure' .uk web addresses
2013/01/10Nominet announces a 2013 .co.uk marketing campaign for "6 partners who respond and meet the necessary criteria"Nominet.co.uk Marketing Campaign 2013
2013/01/10Out-Law article warns of Nominet gaining 'monopoly over trust and security' with new .uk domain offering'Out-LawDigital rights campaigners warn of Nominet gaining 'monopoly over trust and security' with new .uk domain offering
2013/01/08Parliamentary question by Stephen McPartland MP regarding direct.ukTheyWorkForYouHC Deb, 8 January 2013, c213W
2013/01/07ISOC UK England urges Nominet not proceed with its direct .uk proposal
ISOC UKISOC .uk feedback
2013/01/07Nominet .uk consultation closesNominetDirect.uk consultation closes today
2013/01/06Steve Dyer Ex-Nominet Director (originator of the 2004 proposal to open up .uk) agrees with Alex Bligh that the current proposals should be droppedSteve Dyer Steve Dyer: Back to the drawing board please Login Required
2013/01/04Nominet ex-director Alex Bligh blogs against proposal Alex BlighNominet "Direct UK" consultation
2012/12/27ICANN is to visit the UK for the first time in its 15-year history, with one of its 2014 public meetings now confirmed for London.ICANN / DomaininciteICANN finally coming to London
2012/12/21Dave Thomas (Sedo) appointed to Nominet policy committee and makes Guardian blog post backing .ukGuardianWhat's the fuss about a new UK domain? Don't miss out on your say
2012/12/19Interview with Baroness Fritchie (Nominet chair)Wales OnlineBaroness Fritchie 'has time for everybody's troubles'
2012/12/18Nominet issues news release claiming to have had only 650 formal responsesNominetDirect.uk Consultation closes on 7 January – Give us your views
2012/12/17ICANN new gTLD draw: .cymru drawn #244 .london drawn #635 .wales drawn #807 .scot drawn #1453 .irish drawn #1491 ICANNPreliminary Prioritization Draw Results
2012/12/17Nominet responds to criticism via Guardian blogGuardianThe value of a secure .uk namespace – Nominet's .uk consultation
2012/12/13New Zealand registry board meeting:- more work to be done on .nz and due March 2013DNC.nz Update on the Registration at the Second Level proposal
2012/12/12Nominet appoints Chief Operating Officer NominetNominet appoints Chief Operating Officer
2012/12/07Nominet consults on plans for Top Level Domains for WalesNominetGive your views to help shape a new online home for Wales
2012/11/29Nominet November board meetingNominetBoard statement on .uk consultation
2012/11/28Glasgow .uk RoundtableEscrivoConsidering Nominet's proposals for direct.uk domains
2012/11/21UK Registrar Conference 2012 in LondonNominetNominet UK registrar conference - Webcast available
2012/11/12DomainIndex.com Downgrades Internet TLD .co.uk from 'AA' to 'B' and Warns About co.uk and .uk TLD´sDomainIndex.comDomainIndex.com Downgrades Internet TLD .co.uk
2012/11/08Open House .Uk Event in London as part of stakeholder consultationNominet.uk consultation engagement
2012/11/06Stakeholder meetings in London accidentally set for the week when Nominet management is at Internet Government Forum in Baku.NominetA Twitter Message (see also IGF registrants list for Nominet representatives)
2012/10/30Webhosting.co.uk becomes highest .co.uk domain sale of the year - sold for $500,000 at SedoSedoWeb Hosting Domain Name Webhosting.co.uk Sold for $500,000
2012/10/29Phil Kingsland, Director of Marketing and Communications at Nominet, issues statementNominetDirect.UK domain name consultation - update and clarifications
2012/10/28Edwin Hayward publishes "Don't Do it" with counter proposals for the release of .UK 2LD domain names according to international precedentUK Domain InvestorsMyDomainNames.co.uk
2012/10/17The Telegraph newspaper publishes an article about a government investigation of Nominet over "Freedom Of Information Requests" avoidanceMedia ReportsWhitehall investigation over 'FoI avoidance' in Nominet emails
2012/10/01Nominet launches a new website, removes various documents & statsNominetNew Nominet website discussion
2012/10/01Nominet announces Direct.UK consultation with deadline 7th Jan 2013 (submissions received will not be made public)NominetConsultation on a new .uk domain name service
2012/09/27New Zealand DNC makes public submissions received in response to the .NZ consultation.New ZealandDNCL Second Level Consultation and Submissions
2012/05/30New Zealand .NZ consultation announced
New Zealand.NZ 2nd Level Consultation Paper
2011/09/28Ofcom Domain Name System Security Extensions Deployment (DNSSEC) reportOfcomDomain Name System Security Extensions Deployment
2012/08/09Nominet files for a trade mark on ".co.uk"NominetCase details for Trade Mark 2631157
2011/07/18Commons Select Committee launched examining Malware and cyber crimeParliament.ukCommons Select Committee: Malware and cyber crime
2011/09-2011/10Nominet raises £3m+ from the sale of the reserved one and two letter domain name auctionMedia ReportsNominet Raises £m in Short UK Domain Name Auction
2010/08Australia: New 2LD advisory panel rejects new 2LDs for .AUAustraliaNew 2LDs Advisory Panel Recommendations
2005/01/12Nominet Policy Advisory Body (PAB) rejects proposal by Steven Dyer to restructure .uk
Nominet PABMeeting 36 PAB Report
2004/10/01Stephen Dyer presents a paper to the Nominet Policy Advisory Body (PAB) called ".UK – Revisited".Nominet PAB.UK Revisted by Stephen Dyer
1996/08/07 UKERNA becomes responsible for registering .ac.uk and .gov.uk onlyUKERNAUKRENA website from 1996
1996/05/14Nominet takes over the running of the .uk registry NominetIntroduction to Nominet from 1996
1995/09/30The UK Naming Committee is set upUK Naming Committee Pitman case from 1997
1985/07/24Jon Postel is delegated .ukIANAIANA Delegation Record for .UK

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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: www.dotuklaunch.co.uk