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Partnerships

We have  working partnerships with a number of organisations and businesses:

Government and UK policy makers

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

We support the Department for Media, Culture and Sport in their understanding of internet issues and, in particular, areas concerning the Digital Economy.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

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.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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.

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

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.

National organisations

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

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.

UK Internet Governance Forum (UKIGF)

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.

International organisations

The Council for European National Top Level Domain Registries (CENTR)

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.

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

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.

The United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

We play a key role in international internet governance and policy development through discussions and forums facilitated by the IGF. 

The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC)

Our Technical team works closely with RIPE on a number of issues including the allocation of IP addresses. 

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

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.

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