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  • Nominet Internet Awards reveal the best of the UK’s online initiatives

    3 July 2014
    Five innovative projects are recognised for their contribution to making the internet a force for goodOxford, UK, 3rd July 2014 – Nominet, the internet company best known for running the .uk internet infrastructure, today announces the winners of the 2014 Nominet Internet Awards. Winners included a game run by Cancer Research UK to analyse real genetic data, and #Techmums, an organisation which helps mums be part of the digital revolution.
  • Popularity of UK domains grows – new .uk hits 100k within weeks of launch

    3 July 2014
    Oxford, UK – 3rd 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.
  • 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 our new domain names will work

    17 June 2014
    Rules and processes for .cymru and .wales published todayOur new domains for Wales are coming this September and we are publishing the rules and processes for .cymru and .wales 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.
  • Britain’s best online initiatives shortlisted for Nominet Internet Awards 2014

    16 June 2014
    Entries narrowed down to 36 nominees in categories recognising innovation in business, skills, safety, public service and doing good online.
  • .uk registrations surge to a record-breaking start

    11 June 2014
    Over 50,000 registrations made within 24 hours, including stephenfry.uk, sainsburys.uk, bentley.uk and burberry.uk
  • Welcome to the .uk - Stephen Fry first to switch in new era for UK internet

    10 June 2014
    Oxford, UK – 10th June 2014: From today, new, short .uk web domains are available alongside .co.uk for the first time ever, with British icon and tech enthusiast Stephen Fry the first person to make the switch.As one of the world’s most well-known tech commentators, Stephen Fry’s decision to switch from a .com reflects the appeal of shorter, sharper .uk domains among those at the forefront of digital Britain.
  • More women in IT could boost UK economy by £2.6 billion per year

    24 April 2014
    New report commissioned by Nominet shows the economic value of bringing more women into IT careers
  • 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 .co.uk and .org.uk will take effect next month, to formalise procedures for suspending domain names used to carry out online crime.

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