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  • Change to Data Quality Policy

    30 July 2014
    The Data Quality Policy introduced earlier this year will be amended with effect from the 22nd September to remove the planned automatic cancellation of domain names that do not meet the necessary validation checks after 30 days. An initial Data Quality transition period, from 7th May to 22nd September, was implemented during which domain names on Accredited Channel Partner and Channel Partner tags were not automatically cancelled where validation could not be completed. 
  • Update on Nominet Registrar Services

    28 July 2014
    As the launch of .cymru and .wales gets closer, further details about Nominet Registrar Services Limited (NRS) are now available.The company is a wholly-owned Nominet subsidiary which will guarantee a distribution channel for .wales and .cymru as ICANN rules mean that the new domains may only be sold through ICANN Accredited Registrars.Registrars who wish to offer the Welsh domains but are not ICANN-accredited can choose to offer them by becoming a reseller of NRS or any ICANN Accredited Registrar who has signed up with Nominet to sell these gTLDs.
  • Deadline for .wales and .cymru trademark registrations approaches

    22 July 2014
    Businesses that hold a trademark and wish to appeal to customers in Wales, or want to be identified as having a Welsh heritage, need to register with the Trademark Clearinghouse before the 31st July to ensure the best possible chance of securing their .wales or .cymru domain names.
  • S4C, the National Assembly for Wales and Sport Wales among many getting behind .cymru and .wales at the Royal Welsh Show

    21 July 2014
    Strong backing of .cymru and .wales came from a host of organisations that will be the first to switch to the new domain names at the Royal Welsh Show today. S4C, the Welsh language TV channel; the National Assembly for Wales; Wales Federation of Young Farmers Club; Sport Wales; the Welsh Books Council and the Arts Council for Wales will all be using them to underline their Welsh identity online.
  • Nominet Internet Award winners 2014 revealed

    3 July 2014
    The winners of this year’s Nominet Internet Awards have been announced.  The annual awards celebrate projects that help to make the internet a force for good and showcase the very best that the UK internet has to offer.  The winners and runners up are as follows: Innovative Internet Business Winner:  Write Latex - Overleaf Runner up: Lawbite Online Skills and Training
  • Popularity of UK domains grows – new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch

    3 July 2014
    New, short .uk domains have passed the 100,000 registrations milestone, contributing to the biggest-selling month Nominet – the internet company behind the .uk internet infrastructure – has seen in almost 14 years.June 2014 saw almost 225,000 new registrations across .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk and .me.uk, second only to March 2000, when registrations nudged 250,000.“Given that the domain name market is more competitive than ever before, this is a fantastic endorsement of the power of the UK brand,” Eleanor Bradley, Nominet’s Chief Operating Officer said.
  • Nominet begins its part in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot

    1 July 2014
    Nominet has passed the qualification stage to become a database provider that can operate in Ofcom’s TV Whitespace pilot in the UK. TV white space is the part of the radio spectrum freed up by the UK analogue TV switch off and planning is underway for a pilot of innovative white space technology in the UK, which is among the first of its kind in Europe.
  • Welsh government switches its internet address to .cymru and .wales

    23 June 2014
    Wales’ First Minister, Carwyn Jones, announced at ICANN London today that the Welsh Government plans to begin a switch of its official internet address from .gov.uk to .cymru and .wales from next year.
  • How .cymru and .wales will work - rules and processes published today

    17 June 2014
    Welsh businesses and individuals can stand out from the online crowd now that .cymru and .wales have got the official go-ahead. For those keen to promote their association with Brand Wales, we are publishing the rules and processes for these two new domains today. We ran a three-month consultation on our proposals, and we believe that the decisions we have made will create a strong policy framework for .cymru and .wales to develop and grow.
  • Shortlist for the Nominet Internet Awards published

    16 June 2014
    We’re pleased to announce the shortlist of entries for the Nominet Internet Awards 2014.After receiving many strong entries, a shortlist of 36 organisations and initiatives has been selected to contest the five categories.You can show your support for the shortlisted projects and organisations by tweeting #NIA2014 alongside the name of the project you would like to win in each category.

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