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What we do

Registry services

Nominet has provided world-leading domain registry services since 1996.

We manage the UK’s official country-code domain; the hugely successful .UK.

To create a truly Welsh space on the internet for the first time, we recently launched .cymru and .wales.

We are also working with iconic brands to deliver new domains including .bbc, .bentley and .comcast.

Research and Development

We are investigating emerging technologies that may have an impact on the internet of the future.

We have developed a data visualisation tool which analyses domain name system traffic and can spot security vulnerabilities, botnet networks and distributed denial of service attacks. This has already been bought by one of world’s largest ISPs.

Our projects also include using TV whitespace to monitor water levels in partnership with the Oxford Flood Network.

Public Benefit

Nominet is committed to working for the public benefit.

We have donated over £35m to the Nominet Trust since 2008, supporting charitable causes benefitting over 10m people.

Our Knowthenet campaigns including The Social Age, Trolled Nation, and NetSpeak provide consumer internet education and advice.

We also host the UK office of the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).

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