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New Zealand To Get Shorter Domains In September

The New Zealand domain name registry will be launching domain registrations directly under .nz at the end of September. From 1pm on 30 September 2014 it will be possible to register .nz domains. In a similar fashion to how Nominet launched their .uk domains recently, existing holders of .co.nz domains will be given priority rights. […]

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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 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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Nominet To Hold Consultations On “Direct.uk” With Stakeholders

Nominet, who operate .uk, have announced plans for a number of “roundtables” on their “direct.uk” proposal, which we covered recently. There will be events held in London, Cardiff, Manchester and Belfast. An “open house” is also planned for 8 November in London. Full details of the various events are on the Nominet site Later in […]

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Nominet Sucking Up To Law Enforcement With New Proposals?

Nominet, the registry for *.uk, has opened a public consultation on the re-introduction of .uk domain names ie. domains directly under .uk such as businessname.uk The proposals from the registry, however, sound like they’re heavily influenced by the law enforcement “asks” during the current RAA negotiations. They also ignore the recent Article 29 Working Party […]

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Nominet Doing Market Research On .Wales and .Cymru

Nominet, which won the contract for .wales and .cymru, is currently conducting market research on the two strings. Nominet have contracted Beaufort Research to help them garner feedback from their stakeholders on how they’d like to see the two Welsh extensions developed. The questionnaire covers a range of topics including policy, pricing and perceived demand. […]

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