Alex Bligh's blog

Alex Bligh's personal blog

Browsing Posts tagged nominet

Nominet has announced that it is to increase its prices for UK domain names. The announcement states in essence that prices will rise from a minimum of GBP 2.50 per year per domain (i.e. GBP 5.00 for two years – the same per annum for longer periods) to a minimum of GPB 3.75 per year […]

I’ve written before (here, here and here) on Nominet’s proposals for registrations in the second level domain. That means you can register example.uk rather than example.co.uk. Superficially that sounds a great idea, until you realise that if you have already registered example.co.uk you’ll either have to register example.uk (if you even get the chance) and pay Nominet and […]

I suppose I have been quite critical of Nominet recently (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here, for instance). So I am pleased to say they’re suggesting something today with which I agree. Today Nominet announced a ‘program for evolving the .uk namespace‘. Much of the release is to do with a new consultation […]

Nominet‘s ill-thought out proposals for .uk (since apparently expunged from their web site) appear to have been scrapped. The highlights: Following our Board meeting yesterday, we are not proceeding with our original proposal on ‘direct.uk’ … It was clear from the feedback that there was not a consensus of support for the direct.uk proposals as […]

A couple of days ago I wrote about Nominet’s plans to allow registrations in .uk. Apparently it’s not just me that thinks the ideas are misguided. Every person I’ve spoken to who has any significant dealings with Nominet doesn’t think much of them. Even the UK chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC), hardly known for […]

Nominet announced a little while ago a consultation on allowing domains to be registered directly within .uk rather than in .co.uk. So, for instance, you can register example.uk rather than example.co.uk. In itself this is an interesting proposal worthy of consideration; I think the arguments for and against are pretty balanced. But Nominet has mixed it up […]

You may remember that around this time last year, Nominet announced a misguided proposal for a cosy relationship with law enforcement agencies. I’ve blogged several times before about this (here, here, here and here), but last week their issue group has come up with yet another revised set of draft recommendations that they will be […]

I’ve blogged several times before (here, here and here) about Nominet’s misguided proposal for a cosy relationship with law enforcement agencies. Their issue group has come up with a revised set of draft recommendations that they will be proposing to the board for adoption. As per last time, the same misguided principles remain. There has, […]

Forgive the attention-seeking title. I’ve blogged before (here and here) about Nominet’s misguided proposal for a rather too cosy relationship with law enforcement agencies (I say “Nominet’s” proposal, though it’s never been entirely clear whether the proposal emanated from SOCA, Nominet or both). Now their issue group has come up with a set of principles […]