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  • 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.
  • Greater security for online services rolled out today

    21 October 2014
    Following a successful pilot, two-factor authentication access is now available for registrars via Nominet’s online services.Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems. It improves account security as an intruder would have to gain access to the device where it is installed, as well as knowing the password. This reduces the risk of DNS hijacking or confidential information being compromised.
  • £3m donation to Nominet Trust

    15 October 2014
    Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .UK web domain infrastructure, has confirmed a £3 million charitable donation to Nominet Trust.Nominet established Nominet Trust in 2008 with the proceeds from its successful registry business. This year’s amount brings the total Nominet has donated to the Trust to £35 million.
  • Nominet and Love Hz use the Internet of Things for flood detection

    10 October 2014
    A pioneering, Oxford-based trial, led by Nominet and Love Hz, will explore the potential for the Internet of Things to help create an extensive, localised, early warning system for flood-prone areas for the first time in the UK.
  • First .cymru and .wales websites go live in digital milestone for Wales

    30 September 2014
    Today, the first .cymru and .wales websites will go live when Wales’ First Minister and the National Assembly’s Presiding Officer officially switch over the first tranche of websites to their new internet domains, marking a historic day in Wales’ digital history.
  • Email to .uk rights holders

    16 September 2014
    We are currently emailing registrants of UK domains (.co.uk, .org.uk, .me.uk, etc.) that have been granted the right to the short .uk equivalent of their current domain under our 5-year reservation mechanism.Received an email about your .uk domain?We’re emailing to let eligible registrants know that:
  • .cymru and .wales now open for the first phase of applications

    29 August 2014
    Businesses that have already registered their trade marks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can now apply to secure their new .cymru and .wales domains. This Sunrise phase that starts today prioritises and secures trade mark rights, provided there are no duplications in these applications which would then need to go onto a tie-break and possible auction process.
  • Nominet takes another step to increase the security of the UK namespace

    29 August 2014
    Nominet is boosting the security of the UK namespace to help protect it from attack and exploitation. As part of this, we’ll be offering two-factor authentication access to our Online Services (OS) to registrars later on this year. Two-factor authentication is a two-step verification process and provides an extra layer of security to users accessing online systems.

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