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Nominet’s New CEO Announced

Nominet have announced the appointment of Russell Haworth as their new CEO. Mr Haworth will join the company in January 2015. Mr Haworth was most recently Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Thomson Reuters. He’d been with the company in a variety of roles since 2000. Mr Haworth apparently had a website at russellhaworth.com up until […]

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.Uk Launches Tomorrow

Domain name registrations directly under .uk launch tomorrow morning at 0800 London / Dublin time. Nominet, the .uk registry, have put in place a “grandfathering” system to decide who has the right to register a .uk domain name. Essentially if you have an existing .co.uk domain name registered before October 28th 2013 you get first […]

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Nominet Elections – Big and Small Elected

Nominet’s non-executive director elections have been going on for the last few weeks. They have, as usual, been a little controversial, as various parties made accusations against both Nominet, its board, staff and the other candidates (not necessarily in that order and not necessarily by the same people at the same time .. ) This […]

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Welsh New TLDs To Launch September

Nominet are involved in several new TLDs, but they are going to be running the new TLDs for Wales. Earlier today Nominet confirmed the launch date for both .cymru and .wales – September 1st 2014. The launch will be done in phases with general availability (GA) being planned for Q1 2015 Here’s the launch phases: […]

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Lesley Cowley To Step Down From Nominet

Nominet CEO Lesley Cowley is leaving the company. Ms Cowley, who has been with Nominet for more than 15 years will depart in July. Nominet hasn’t appointed her replacement yet. Here’s the release: Nominet is announcing the departure of Lesley Cowley OBE as CEO. The Nominet Board acknowledges the contribution Lesley has made to establish […]

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Nominet Board Elections Are Go

Nominet’s board election process kicks off today. 13th March – nominations open 31st March – nominations close 25th April – voting opens 21st May voting closes This year there are two non-executive director positions up for grabs I’m not 100% sure whose term is up, but the current makeup of the Nominet board is here

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Nominet Launch Pilot Of Security Service

Nominet, the UK domain registry, have announced a pilot of their new “cyber security” service aimed at small business. The new service which is being marketed under the moniker of “Nominet Cyber Assist”. The service was first announced back in February. It’s not clear if Nominet intend to charge for the service once the 3 […]

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Nominet Delegates First Batch of Reserved .uk Domains

While Nominet won’t officially be launching “direct UK” until next year they’ve already started delegating some of the domains. Apparently 69 names were requested by the UK government and the first of these were delegated recently: Nominet has delegated the new second-level .uk domain names royal.uk, princeofwales.uk, supremecourt.uk and jcpc.uk to the Royal Household, the […]

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Nominet Puts Draft Registrar Agreement Out For Consultation

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has published a draft registrar contract for consultation. The registry had been planning a revision of its contracts for some time. Full details of the consultation, as well as the related documents, may be found here. Nominet are currently planning two public sessions to discuss the contract in July, […]

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Nominet Offering Apprenticeships

Nominet Offering Apprenticeships

Nominet, the .uk registry and also the company running backend services for several new TLDs, has announced an apprenticeship program. The company is offering 3 places across software development, business intelligence and technical infrastructure. Full details on their site.

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Nominet Launch Bullying and Trolling Education Campaign

Nominet, the UK domain name registry, has launched an educational campaign on the impact of cyber-bullying and trolling via its educational site “Know the ‘net“. According to research conducted on their behalf 2 out of 3 teenagers have been affected, but most would not go to their parents or teachers for advice or help. Full […]

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Nominet Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

Nominet, the .uk domain name registry, has announced the appointment of Jill Finney as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). From their announcement: The CCO role has been newly created as we aim to build on our strengths as an internationally-respected registry and respond to the challenges of a liberalised domain name market.  As part of her […]

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