Nominet announces 2019 .UK Policy Consultation

Nominet, has announced a new .UK Policy Consultation, inviting feedback from all interested stakeholders.

The .UK policies provide the framework of principles for the .UK namespace. They are developed in consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders and aim to ensure a connected, inclusive and secure space for the UK internet community.

The 2019 consultation invites feedback on three important issues:

  1. reducing the use of .UK domain names for phishing attacks;
  2. implementing law enforcement landing pages following suspensions for criminal activity; and
  • implementing a .UK drop list to provide a transparent and orderly process for the re-registration of expired domains.

To ensure continuous improvement of the .UK namespace, Nominet is also seeking input on ideas for future policy discussions.

Eleanor Bradley, MD of Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nominet said: “… This consultation sets out ambitious ideas to ensure .UK maintains its position as a vibrant and trusted namespace and provides an important opportunity for the UK internet community to provide input. We believe open consultation creates better policy so I encourage all interested parties to engage and look forward to hearing from you.”

All stakeholders can submit consultation responses by 16 December 2019 and attend a roundtable event towards the end of the consultation period on 4 December 2019. To access the consultation, click here.