The .uk launch today has been getting quite a bit of press coverage. Getting a big name celebrity like Stephen Fry to endorse the shorter namespace is also a nice win for Nominet. As part of the PR around the launch they've also put out a big welcome sign near Heathrow airport: http://youtu.be/_nRZjZO9gk4 And they did register the domain and put up a minisite … [Read more...] about Welcome to the .uk .. Unless You’re Not in the UK ..
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 dibs on the matching .uk domain. In fact … [Read more...] about .Uk Launches Tomorrow
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 is "normality", though it's not particularly … [Read more...] about Nominet Elections – Big and Small Elected
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 … [Read more...] about Nominet Board Elections Are Go
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 month trial period ends. It's also not very … [Read more...] about Nominet Launch Pilot Of Security Service