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McCarthy wins Nominet director election

Kieren McCarthy, the former reporter who has spent much of his career bashing .uk registry Nominet in the pages of The Register, has been elected to its board of directors following a sometimes fractious campaign. He won despite placing second to lawyer Jim Davies in the first round of voting, which saw CentralNic lawyer Volker […]

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Nominet may owe its members millions, top lawyer says

Nominet has been charging its thousands of members annual subscription fees unlawfully for the last quarter-century, it has been claimed. Ian Mitchell KC, who you may recall was hired by a handful of members to opine that Nominet’s voting system may be illegal, has now delivered a follow-up opinion saying that any subscription fees it […]

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Nominet gets new CFO

Nominet has recruited Vodafone’s head of finance to be its new CFO. The company announced today that Carolyn Bedford will join on December 1, and will also take an executive director seat on the board. She replaces Ben Hill, who was one of several directors removed from the board in a member coup in March […]

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.au names available today

Australians are able to register domain names directly under .au for the first time today, after ccTLD registry auDA liberalized its hierarchy. Second-level names under .au will at first only be available to existing registrants of matching third-level names in zones such as .com.au and .net.au, under a priority allocation process. This process lasts for […]

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Nominet cuts off Russian registrars

Russian registrars will no longer be able to sell .uk domains, due to the war in Ukraine, Nominet announced today. “We are not accepting registrations from registrars in Russia — we are suspending the relevant tags,” the registry said. A “tag” is the unique identifier Nominet issues to its registrars to enable them to access […]

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Cybersquatting cases down in .uk

The number of cybersquatting complaints, and the number of successful cybersquatting complaints, were down in .uk last year, according to new data from local registry Nominet. Nominet said that its Dispute Resolution Service, which has a monopoly on .uk disputes, handled just 548 cases in 2021, the lowest number in the 20-year history of the […]

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Cybersquatting cases are going…down?

Nominet reports a record low number of cases filed. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes annual data about its cybersquatting case counts under UDRP, usually reporting record case counts. But this can be misleading. There are many organizations that handle cases under UDRP. Because of forum shopping, you need to look at all of the […]

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Nominet suspends fewer domains used for counterfeit site

Fewer intellectual property violations reported on .uk last quarter. Nominet, the organization that manages the United Kingdom’s .uk namespace, suspended fewer criminal domains in the third quarter than it did in the same period a year ago. The group said it suspended 3,434 domains in Q3, down from 22,158. While it suspends domains for many […]

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Nominet names new CEO, and 2 new board members voted in

New CEO and two board members will help guide Nominet back to its roots. Nominet, the group that manages the United Kingdom’s .uk namespace, named Paul Fletcher its CEO today. Fletcher is currently CEO at BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, an organization with 60,000 members. He will join Nominet in February 2022. He’s taking over for interim […]

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Nominet names Paul Fletcher new CEO

Nominet has named Paul Fletcher as its new CEO. He’ll join the company in February, filling the spot vacated by Russell Haworth, who quit earlier this year a few days before he could be fired by members. Fletcher is currently CEO at BCS, the Char...
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