Who are we?
We want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. For over 20 years, we have been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Our understanding of the Domain Name System (DNS) underpins a sophisticated cyber-security capability used by the UK government and global enterprises to secure their networks. As the world around us changes, we are exploring the potential of emerging technologies. Our commercial success funds an ambitious programme to improve the lives of 1 million young people through technology.
We are a world-leading domain name registry. We run .UK - part of the UK's critical national infrastructure - and over 70 top level domains, including .bbc, .wales and .london.
Nominet technologists are at the forefront of creating the wireless infrastructure to support innovation, from a more efficient use of 5G spectrum, to the mainstream deployment of autonomous vehicles.
Technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most. Our public benefit activity tackles some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today, and since 2008 we’ve donated over £47m to tech for good initiatives.
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Helping our environment
Here at Nominet we are striving to be as environmentally responsible as possible, committed to reducing our impact on the environment and reducing carbon emissions. We continue to do this through a range of methods, from scrutinising energy consumption and usage patterns with the aim of reduction, encouraging, and promoting sustainable travel, recycling food waste, paper, plastics, and all electrical goods.
Nominet's Forest Carbon Investment
We have made an investment into a Forest Carbon woodland project at Arnott’s Loan, in East Lothian. Since 2018 we have planted 7087 trees, offsetting 1762 tonnes of CO2 emissions. The project is the creation of new Oak (75%) woodland which will connect two areas of existing mature native (SSSI) Oak woodlands. In addition there are 15% Silver Birch and 10% woody shrubs.
- We have a great cycling scheme, with a bike store, wash facilities and more
- We provide priority parking for those who car share (When appropriate)
- We provide a green commuting planning tool to all our staff
- We provide electric car charging facilities
For more details on our environmental strategy please click here.
Nominet acquires US-based cyber security company CyGlass to complement its cyber portfolio.
Nominet launches £4m registry programme to develop the next generation of customer-facing systems.
Nominet begins developing and applying cyber security tools, technologies and expertise for the Endeavour CAV project that is exploring autonomous ride-sharing.
Nominet continues to protect the UK government. By the end of 2018 our PDNS service was protecting an estimated 1.4 million employees across the UK public sector.
Nominet Cyber Security division launches in US.
Nominet launches WAVE DB Explore to support wireless ISPs deployment of TV whitespace.
Nominet launches Nominet Cyber Security division and NTX platform.
Nominet launches a public benefit programme to improve a million lives. Nominet Trust becomes the Social Tech Trust.
Dynamic Spectrum technology approved for use in the USA. In the UK, it is part of 5G ‘Rural First’ initiative.
Nominet provide secure data exchange for autonomous vehicles.
Our DNS resolver service protects the UK Government's IT network.
Nominet introduces a new approach to DNS and network analytics.
A new era in UK domain names: the launch of .UK.
The Nominet Trust, the charitable arm of Nominet, created.
We launched our award-winning dispute resolution service (DRS).
Nominet was born and took over management of the UK domain registry.