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Registration of second level domain names

In November 2013 Nominet announced its decision to introduce second-level domain registration as part of a broader programme of work aimed at driving innovation, enhancing security and improving standards in the .uk namespace. Registration at the second level will be available from the 10 June 2014.

Our decision-making process

Following extensive consultation and analysis, Nominet’s Board of Directors decided to introduce second level domain registrations at meetings held on 29th October and 12th November 2013.

Second Consultation

From 1 July 2013 to 23 September 2013 we held a second consultation seeking stakeholder feedback on a revised set of proposals that would underpin the potential release of second level domains:

Feedback was published in November 2013:

First Consultation

From 1 October 2012 to 7 January 2013 we held a consultation seeking stakeholder feedback on a set of proposals that would underpin the potential release of second level domains. A summary of the feedback was published in February 2013: Direct.uk Consultation Summary of Feedback, Nominet .uk Policy Process Secretariat, 26 February 2013.

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