Nominet

Nominet UK is the .uk domain name registry in the United Kingdom, which was founded by Dr Willie Black and five others on 14 May 1996 when its predecessor, the "Naming Committee" was unable to deal with the volume of registrations then being sought under the .uk domain. Nominet is a non-profit company limited by guarantee. It has members who act as shareholders, but without the right to participate in the profits of the company. Anyone can become a member, but most members are internet service providers who are also registrars. As one of the first professional ccTLD operators, Nominet became the model for many other operators worldwide.
Posts about Nominet
  • As .wed goes EBERO, did the first new gTLD just fail?

    … put a TLD in the emergency program if they fail to meet up-time targets in any of five critical registry functions. In this case, ICANN said that Atgron had failed to provide Whois services as required by contract. The threshold for Whois triggering EBERO is 24 hours downtime over a week. ICANN said: Registry operator, Atgron, Inc., which operates…

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  • Cops tell Nominet to yank 16,000 domains, Nominet complies

    … Nominet suspended over 16,000 .uk domain names at the request of law enforcement agencies in the last year. The registry yanked 16,632 domains in the 12 months to October 31, more than double the 8,049 it suspended in the year-earlier period. The 2016 number was in turn more than double the 2015 number. The 2017 total is more than 16 times…

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  • Cybersquatting cases down in .uk

    … The number of cybersquatting complaints filed against .uk domains fell in 2016, according to data out this week from Nominet. The .uk registry said that there were 703 complaints filed with its Dispute Resolution Service in the year, down from 728 in 2015. However, the number of individual domains complained about appears to have increased…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Now new gTLDs are being scapegoated for child abuse material (rant)

    … of child abuse material in the UK and elsewhere. That report found that new gTLD domains are being increasingly used to distribute such material, but that Verisign-run TLDs such as .com are still by far the most abused for this purpose. The number of takedowns against new gTLD domains in 2016 was 272 (226 of which were “dedicated to distributing…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 23 readers -
  • Nominet gets new chair

    … Philip Corwin: With the proper insulation, one can touch the third rail and survive ;-)... read more Niu Tupu: Those responsible for ripping off Niue are here http://www.iusn.org/team/ .nu was signed off in Alofi 1999 by Bill Se... read more Philip Corwin: To clarify, while I do view the specific DNA/PIR Copyright UDRP proposal as "pretty much…

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  • CIRA becomes first new gTLD back-end since 2012

    … CIRA, the Canadian ccTLD manager, has become the first new registry back-end provider to enter the gTLD market since the 2012 application round closed. The company today announced that it has signed Dot Kiwi, operator of .kiwi, as its first client. .kiwi will become the first non-.ca TLD that CIRA runs the back-end for, according to VP…

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  • Most businesses don’t care about .uk domains

    … a lot of dissatisfaction among the membership about the fact that .uk SLDs were allowed in the first place. The number of second-level .uk names has gone from 96,696 in June 2014 to to 350,088 last year to 593,309 last month, according to Nominet stats. Over the same periods, third-level regs have been shrinking, from 10.43 million to 10.22 million to 10.08 million, . Tweet Tagged: .uk, cybersquatting, direct.uk, nominet …

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  • UK cybersquatting cases flat, transfers down

    … The number of cybersquatting cases involving .uk domains was basically flat in 2015, while the number of domains that were transferred was down. That’s according to Nominet’s wrap-up of last year’s complaints passing through its Dispute Resolution Service. There were 728 DRS complaints in 2015, the registry said, compared to 726 in the year…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • M+M turns $22m profit into $10m loss

    … took over as CEO in February, replacing co-founder Anthony Van Couvering, and announced earlier this month that M+M is dumping its registrar and back-end registry businesses. Its registrar customers have been sold to Uniregistry, and it will outsource its registry back-end to Nominet, to save costs. Salazar said that the two deals will lead to $2…

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  • Nominet has sights set on .org after M+M deal

    … Nominet chief Russell Haworth is hopeful that its new outsourcing deal with Minds + Machines will help it win a much more lucrative back-end contract — .org. The company is among the 20-plus companies that have responded to Public Interest Registry’s request for proposals, as its back-end deal with Afilias comes to an end. Nominet is one…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Rape ban results in just one .uk takedown, but piracy suspensions triple

    … Nominet’s controversial policy of suspending domain names that appear to condone rape resulted in one .uk domain being taken down last year. That’s according to a summary of take-downs published by Nominet yesterday. The report (pdf) reveals that 3,889 .uk names were taken down in the 12 months to October 31, 2015. That’s more than three times…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -