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  • .cymru and .wales now open for the first phase of applications

    29 August 2014
    Businesses that have already registered their trade marks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can now apply to secure their new .cymru and .wales domains. This Sunrise phase that starts today prioritises and secures trade mark rights, provided there are no duplications in these applications which would then need to go onto a tie-break and possible auction process.
  • Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace

    29 August 2014
    Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we’ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems.
  • 2013 in UK web domain disputes

    28 August 2014
    674 complaints handled and £6.55m in legal costs saved by Nominet’s award-winning Dispute Resolution Service in 2013.
  • Nominet to begin emailing .uk rights holders

    21 August 2014
    From 15 September, Nominet will begin emailing registrants with rights to a short .uk domain under the .uk 5-year reservation mechanism.  This step is part of a wider programme of communication and outreach committed to as part of the launch of .uk, and reflects our commitment to inform our existing registrants of the additional rights now connected to their domain/s.
  • The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation

    18 August 2014
    ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet’s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David’s Day, March 1st 2015.

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