We’re a membership organisation with around 2,800 members. Each one is hugely valued – and together they help shape the way Nominet is run.

They do this by:

  • Voting on resolutions at our Annual General Meetings (AGMs), either by attending in person or by proxy
  • Electing Non-Executive Directors to the Nominet Board
  • Joining in with online discussions on our Members Forum, and sharing views and ideas about how Nominet should operate.

Anyone with an interest in the internet can become a member. They just need to pay a one-off joining fee followed by a yearly subscription fee. You can find a full list of our members here.

Read on to find out more about the roles and responsibilities that come with joining Nominet, and how to apply.

Why join Nominet?

Members are entitled to a number of benefits, including discounted registration and domain renewal rates.

A symbol of trust

If you’re a member, you can display our logo on your website and printed materials to show you’re part of Nominet. Read up on our Terms and Membership Logo Acceptable Use Policy first, then apply to use it through your Online Services account.

The Members’ Code

As a member of Nominet, you’ll have to follow our Members’ Code. This sets out the professional standards required for membership, as part of our commitment to make the internet a more trusted space.

Have your say

Join discussions about the company and the domain name system on our Members’ Forum.

Our Board and Management Team may read and contribute to the forum – but their comments shouldn’t be taken as official statements. Our staff can also access discussions, but their involvement is usually limited to clarifying facts and correcting inaccuracies, rather than responding to questions. Remember, any views expressed here may not represent the views of the majority of the membership.

Candidates standing in our Non-Executive Director Elections, who are not members of Nominet, may subscribe to the forum in the run-up to the election.

If you’d like to use the Members’ Forum, we’ll ask you to follow these terms.

Electing non-executive board members to the Nominet Board

As a member, you’ll have a say over who makes up the Nominet Board. Read up on your voting rights here, including the bye-law for electing non-executive directors. You can find out more about the elections process and recent results in our AGM section.

Ready to apply?

If you’d like to join Nominet, you’ll just need to complete our application form and pay a one-off joining fee of £400 (plus VAT). There’s also an annual subscription charge of £100 (plus VAT) if you’d like to continue your membership.

The membership year runs from 1 August to 31 July. If you join after 1 February, your first year’s subscription charge will be reduced to £50 (plus VAT).

Apply to become a member