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  • 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.
  • 2013 in UK web domain disputes

    28 August 2014
    674 complaints handled and £6.55m in legal costs saved by Nominet’s award-winning Dispute Resolution Service in 2013.
  • Nominet to begin emailing .uk rights holders

    21 August 2014
    From 15 September, Nominet will begin emailing registrants with rights to a short .uk domain under the .uk 5-year reservation mechanism.  This step is part of a wider programme of communication and outreach committed to as part of the launch of .uk, and reflects our commitment to inform our existing registrants of the additional rights now connected to their domain/s.
  • The countdown to .cymru and .wales begins following delegation

    18 August 2014
    ICANN has now delegated both .cymru and .wales meaning that they are not yet available for registration but are now on the internet’s official database. From 1st September, businesses that have already registered their trademarks with ICANN’s Trademark Clearing House can begin the process of registering their new Welsh domains. The second registration phase, which gives Welsh businesses priority, starts in November with availability to the general public beginning on St David’s Day, March 1st 2015.

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