We have working partnerships with a number of organisations and businesses:
Government and UK policy makers
We support the Department for Media, Culture and Sport in their understanding of internet issues and, in particular, areas concerning the Digital Economy.
Working closely with BIS, we help Government understand the importance of delivering a safe and secure .uk domain name space for the UK internet economy.
We regularly consult with the ICO to make sure our policies and practices are aligned with the ICO position and adopt a best practice approach in areas such as openness and privacy.
Through our relationship with the CBI, we communicate with UK businesses and help them to understand our role in ensuring the safe and secure provision of .uk domains.
As an IWF member, we support the organisation’s reporting mechanism that enables people to report websites that host illegal content including child sexual abuse, incitement to racial hatred and criminally obscene material.
The UK IGF provides a forum in the UK where industry, government, parliament, academia and civil society can discuss key issues associated with the Internet.
CENTR provides a forum to discuss matters of policy affecting ccTLD registries and acts as a channel of communication to Internet governing bodies and other organisations involved with the Internet. It promotes the interests of not-for-profit ccTLDs and lobbies on their behalf.
We regularly attend and present at multi-stakeholder meetings hosted by the international non-profit organisation responsible for the management and oversight of the Internet's domain name system. We are also part of Country Code Names Supporting Organisation, and our Chief Executive, Lesley Cowley, is a council member.
We play a key role in international internet governance and policy development through discussions and forums facilitated by the IGF.
Our Technical team works closely with RIPE on a number of issues including the allocation of IP addresses.
We operate as the UK and Ireland office of W3C, an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web.