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  • Russell Haworth joins Nominet today as CEO

    5 January 2015
    Following the announcement in October last year, Russell Haworth has joined Nominet today as its CEO.  He will lead the organization as it continues to develop its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and plays its part in ensuring the internet fulfils its potential as a force for good.
  • Time to bid.wales – .cymru and .wales are open to everyone from today

    29 December 2014
    From today, anyone can apply for .cymru and .wales domain names. So if you’re proud about being Welsh, or the Welsh connection is important to your business, now you can celebrate that by giving your website a name that ends in .cymru or .wales. If more than one person wants to register a domain, an auction will determine who will win the registration.
  • Business hours during Christmas & New Year

    24 December 2014
    Over the festive period, Nominet will be closed for business on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. We will also be closing at 14:45 on Wednesday 24 December and Wednesday 31 December. Our usual business hours will apply on all other days.
  • Last chance for Welsh businesses to get their priority applications in for .cymru and .wales before Christmas Eve

    17 December 2014
    It’s last orders this week for businesses operating in Wales to make their priority applications for the new .cymru and .wales domain names, applications close at midday on 24 December 2014.
  • Survey shows consumer frustration with offline high street stores

    4 December 2014
    More than a quarter of consumers believe local businesses without a website can’t keep up with the times; only 6% believe their local shops are very well equipped for the internet era
  • Tackling criminal activity in .UK – Six month report

    3 December 2014
    Nominet today published an update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the past six months.
  • Premium Names launched for .cymru and .wales

    27 November 2014
    The Premium Names list for the new .cymru and .wales domain names is published today, ready for applications from 29 December 2014 when anyone can apply for domain names that have not been registered in the earlier phases.Premium names are those with popular terms that will generate high levels of interest. They will all be up for auction with a £50 reserve price plus application and registration fees.
  • Welsh businesses get priority for .cymru and .wales domains from today

    3 November 2014
    Businesses operating in Wales will go straight to the front of the queue for the new .cymru and .wales domain names from today. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, applications open at midday on 3 November and close at midday on 24 December 2014.
  • Nominet names next CEO

    28 October 2014
    Russell Haworth is to join Nominet as its new Chief Executive Officer.Russell will lead the organisation as it develops its core registry business, explores the potential of new technologies, and delivers on its commitment to ensuring the internet is a force for good.
  • Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service passes 10,000th case milestone

    27 October 2014
    Aston Merrygold, former member of boyband JLS, has been awarded the domain name www.astonmerrygold.co.uk following a complaint to Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). The decision marks the 10,000th domain dispute to pass through the DRS since it was established over 12 years ago.

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