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Review of the .uk Registrar Agreement

The Registrar Agreement is the contract that governs the commercial relationship between Nominet and over 3,700 registrars who act as the sales channel for the .uk domain names. 

Following a review launched in 2012, a new .uk Registrar Agreement has now been approved.

The new agreement came into force on 18 March 2014.

The overall objectives of the new agreement are:

  • To ensure and reward higher standards to reinforce the reputation of .uk as trusted, relevant and competitive.
  • To demonstrate how the .uk domain name industry is responsibly self-regulating and working in the interests of registrants.
  • To give us greater scope to address systems abuse or prevent activities that may endanger our systems.
  • To ensure the size of a registrar’s business should not be a barrier to achieving higher standards.

We considered all of the feedback submitted during the recent comment period. A number of minor amendments have been made as a result to the draft published in November 2013 to ensure the new agreement best meets the needs of different registrar business models.

If you are an existing registrar please find more information on what you’ll need to do on our registrar resources site.

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