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  • Security update

    10 April 2014
    As you may have heard in the news, a vulnerability was discovered this week in OpenSSL, the software that is widely used for encryption across much of the internet.
  • Nominet opens London office to drive research and development

    9 April 2014
    .uk registry opens new location in Tech City to foster connections and collaboration with thriving start-up community.
  • Nominet formalises approach to tackling criminal activity on .uk domains

    3 April 2014
    Change to registration policy comes into effect from 4 May 2014 Amendments to the terms and conditions governing registrations of popular .uk domain names such as and will take effect next month, to formalise procedures for suspending domain names used to carry out online crime.
  • Nominet’s new Domain Lock option offers enhanced security for .uk domains

    25 March 2014
    Nominet is now offering registrars the option of locking high-value .uk domains at the registry level, adding an additional level of security against Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking.The Domain Lock tool inserts additional, manual authentication requirements into the processes for modifying domain names.The tool is targeted at high-traffic websites with substantial brand protection and security interests but can be applied to any .uk domain.
  • New Registrar Agreement comes into force

    18 March 2014
    Our new .uk Registrar Agreement, as published in January, has been introduced today.The new agreement offers a framework that recognises the diversity of registrar business models and outlines higher standards. From today, registrars can apply for self-managed and accredited channel partner tags, or submit information to remain a channel partner.

What's on

  • Nominet Internet Awards 2014

    Celebrating the Internet as a force for good. Only 2 weeks left to enter!
  • Nominet Cyber Assist

    Nominet Cyber Assist is the first ever cyber security service designed specifically for UK small businesses. Sign up to trial the full service for free.
  • DotukLaunch - our brand new domains

    We are launching a new range of shorter, sharper domain names. See more information including how to obtain yours at our dedicated launch site.
  • The Social Age

    Nominet’s internet advice site, has launched ‘The Social Age’ to help parents keep up as our study shows children are trying social media at 9 years old.
  • Knowthenet

    A new look for our Knowthenet website! More tips and advice on how to stay safe, legal and informed on the internet.
  • Safer Internet Day 2014

    Safer Internet Day takes place on Tuesday 11th February 2014. This year's theme is 'Let's create a better internet together.'
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