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Nominet AGM 2016 [Video]

Nominet has published the video recording of their AGM from earlier this week. Nominet’s staff got quite a few questions about the organisations finances and plans. What makes some of these exchanges quite intriguing is that not all of those asking questions were registrars, some are also deeply involved in the registry business too. Nominet […]

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Nominet Non-Executive Director Elections Results Announced

Nominet’s non-executive director elections (NED) results have been announced. There had been three candidates running for one position. The final result sees Key System’s Volker Greimann elected. Nominet has also released details of the how the elections panned out. The turnout for the vote was low, which is unfortunate, with only 372 Nominet members voting […]

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Three Candidates Running In Nominet Elections

Nominet’s non-executive director elections are currently in progress. The final slate of candidates and voting details were made available yesterday. The three candidates for the 2016 election are (in alphabetical order): Phil Buckingham Volker Greimann Kelly Salter So who are the three candidates?   You can find quite a lot of detail in the candidate […]

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Nominet To Make Zone File Available

Nominet are planning to make their zone file available from May. In an email to Nominet members yesterday Nominet CEO Russell Haworth stated: We have also taken a decision to make the .UK zone file available free to our members in May. The team are working out the finer technical and operational points and will […]

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Nominet Opens Consultation On Dispute Resolution Service

Nominet has launched a public consultation on their domain name dispute service (DRS). According to Nominet aren’t substantial, but are aimed at simplifying and updating their processes: Removing references to fax numbers Removing the option to file hard copy complaints Noting the availability of direct registrations under .uk The consultation is open from today until […]

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Nominet Publish Lyons Report And Board Response

Nominet have published the Lyons report. The report was prepared by Sir Michael Lyons at Nominet’s request to investigate the registry’s operations. While the report was delivered to Nominet’s Board late last year the registry decided to wait until they had formulated responses to the recommendations prior to publishing it or their response. What will […]

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Nominet Announces Increase In Wholesale Pricing

Nominet announced yesterday that they would be increasing the wholesale price of *.uk domain names from March of next year. At the moment the following pricing applies: 1 year registration £3.50 Multi-year registration £2.50 / year From March 2016 the cost per year will be a flat £3.75 / year. The registry’s rationale for the […]

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Nominet Announces Whois Policy Changes

Nominet, the .uk registry, announced today a number of policy changes that impact how they handle whois data. The new policy comes after the registry conducted consultation with stakeholders. So what is changing? Essentially there are two key elements: Criteria and handling of “opt out” requests Introduction of whois privacy / proxy services Under the […]

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Nominet Non-Exec Elections

This year there are two seats up for election as non-executive directors of Nominet, the .uk registry. Nora Nanyakara is stepping down, as is Clive Grace. So of the existing roster of non-executive directors the only one standing for re-election is Dickie Armour There are several other candidates running, so at least Nominet’s members will […]

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German Registrar Pulls .Uk Domains

Strato (Cronon AG), which is one of the larger German registrars, has pulled *.uk domain names from its offerings. The company made the announcement via a blog post (in German) where they outlined the reasons for their decision. The issue? Nominet’s registrant data validation processes. I reached out to the guys at Cronon, who handle […]

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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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