How we Develop Policy

Our policies are developed in consultation with a wide range of interested parties and stakeholders and there are many ways you can get involved. You are welcome to suggest existing. UK policies for review, new policies for development, or you can give your feedback regarding ongoing policy discussions.

We publish consultation documents for comment and will often provide additional research and analysis so that both stakeholder contributions and our decisions can be informed by evidence.

We welcome a range of views and may reach out to particular stakeholder groups to gather input, issue calls for expert views on specific topics, or invite affected stakeholders to attend roundtable forums or webinars to discuss specific policy issues in more detail. These processes allow us to ensure that our policy decisions are informed by an understanding of how changes might impact upon different stakeholder groups.

When a consultation process closes we will usually publish a summary of the feedback received along with individual responses where we have consent. You can see a list of any policy discussions that are open for feedback and contribute your views.

The .uk Policy Process Stakeholder Committee

We are supported in our policy work by a committee, which includes experts from the domain name industry, business, the public sector, consumer organisations, and academia. The committee meets quarterly and holds monthly conference calls.

The role of the committee includes:

  • Acting as advocates of our multi-stakeholder approach and helping to raise awareness of policy discussions and the .UK policy process
  • Identifying stakeholder groups who may be interested in a policy discussion or impacted by a change in policy
  • Highlighting issues relevant to our stakeholders or the environment we operate in
  • Helping us to develop the programme for our annual UK Internet Policy Forum
  • Providing an independent point of contact for stakeholders

Who are the committee members?

Stakeholder Committee Meeting Summaries

To contact the .UK Policy Process Stakeholder Committee please email:

The UK Internet Policy Forum

In a complex and evolving environment, our annual UK Internet Policy Forum brings together thought leaders, industry experts, and delegates from our stakeholder community to present perspectives and hear views on broad policy themes. In recent years the forum has examined developing trends around trust, privacy, and the use of consumer data, as well as the challenges and opportunities presented by cyber security and how industry self-regulation can support the digital economy.

The forum is a free-to-attend, interactive conference that enables us and our stakeholders to have a positive influence on the internet policy debate. The forum provides a platform for meaningful discussions that both inform our stakeholders and support our .UK policy development work.

You can read a summary of the 2015 Policy Forum including links to presentation slides and video exerts from the day.

To receive updates regarding our next UK Internet Policy Forum, including when and how you can register, complete this form.

What we’re consulting on at the moment

If we have any policy discussions open for feedback they will be listed here:

You can view details of previous consultations that are now closed here

Consolidation and Changes to the Dispute Resolution Service Policy & Procedure


Contact us

You can contact us regarding a policy issue, to register your interest in our UK Internet Policy Forum, or to request email updates on policy discussions by completing this form.

Or you can email us at or call us on +44 (0) 1865 332211