We would like to remind stakeholders that our consultation on a potential new .uk domain name service closes today.
We have received more than 850 formal responses, as well as a range of feedback from meetings, phone calls and emails.
This process has been very helpful in gathering thoughts and perspectives from a broad range of stakeholders to better inform our decision-making.
If you have any technical issues with meeting the deadline, then please get in touch with the Secretariat by email or by giving them a call.
What happens next?
The .uk Policy Secretariat will now examine the consultation feedback and prepare a summary. This will be considered by the Nominet Board at their meeting on the 26 February and published on the Nominet website.
Having reviewed the feedback, the Board will then consider the best way forward. This may take one of several possible routes to an eventual product, such as a direct.uk product with a different set of features, or a different release process. There is also the possibility that we may decide to seek further stakeholder views or not go ahead with direct.uk at all.
The Board will communicate the next steps in the official communiqué following the February meeting.