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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.
  • Nominations open for non-executive director elections 2014

    13 March 2014
    We are seeking nominations for member-elected non-executive directors. This is an exciting time for Nominet as we continue to adapt, evolve and strengthen our position in an environment where the pace of change continues to accelerate. A strong Board is an important factor in our success.
  • Nominet celebrates the 25th birthday of the web

    12 March 2014
    Nominet has published a report and online timeline featuring the defining moments of its success to celebrate 25 years of the World Wide Web.
  • Nominet to jointly host Commonwealth DNS forum

    11 March 2014
    Nominet will jointly host the first ever Commonwealth DNS forum in London on 19 - 20 June 2014.We will be holding the event with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, ICANN, and the Public Interest Registry.The Commonwealth DNS Forum 2014 is designed to help representatives from across the Commonwealth to examine the economics, governance, and social impact of the domain name system as well as the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships in developing public policy.
  • Nominet seeks school leavers for 2014 apprenticeships

    6 March 2014
    Nominet has opened its apprentice scheme for applications and is looking to fill technical roles offering high quality external learning and on-the-job training.
  • February Communiqué

    4 March 2014
    The Communiqué from our February Board Meeting has been published.


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