We’re a membership organisation with around 2,500 members. Under our articles of association the Board consists of appointed non-executive directors (including the Chair), non-executive directors elected by the members and executive directors.
Members role includes:
- Voting on resolutions at our Annual General Meetings (AGMs), either by attending in person or by proxy, or voting online
- Proposing and seconding candidates to stand for elections to the Board
- Electing Non-Executive Directors to the Nominet Board. You can find out more about the elections process in our AGM section.
Anyone with an interest in the operation of the .UK domain can become a member. There is a £400 +Vat joining fee and an annual subscription fee of £100 +Vat. A register of members is maintained by the Company Secretary and a copy can be requested in accordance with Section 116 of the Companies Act. In addition, existing Nominet members can access a list of voting members in the Member Hub.
Why join Nominet?
As a member of Nominet you receive the following benefits:
- Free attendance at events throughout the engagement programme
- A link to your home page from the list of members on our website
- Nominet Members’ GiveHub. A fund of £50,000 is available every month and members can apply for funding up to £10,000 per financial year, which can be awarded to any UK registered organisation for projects that align with our commitment to making the world more connected, inclusive and secure.
If you are also a registrar
- Discounted wholesale registration and renewal fee on .UK domain names
- Register and renew domain names from between one and ten years
- Access to our subscription-based Domain Availability Checker
- Promotions and Co-marketing
If you’d like to join Nominet, simply 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 1st August to 31st July. If you join after 1st February, your first year’s subscription charge will be reduced to £50 (plus VAT).
Member Engagement Programme
As a Nominet member you and your colleagues have free access to our engagement programme which includes a variety of virtual, face to face and hybrid events and access to the Member Hub.
The Member Hub is your exclusive platform to manage registration for events, and a centralised place for you to access all the information and content you need as a Nominet member, including the latest announcements, access to helpful information and insightful content, operational statistics and the latest news and content from Nominet and theukdomain.uk.
Within the Member Hub you have access to our video library of member events and webinars covering topics such as our public benefit work, marketing masterclass series, AGM, networking events and discussions with Nominet’s senior leaders.
The Nominet Community also sits within the Member Hub. The Community offers you a space to share ideas and knowledge, ask questions and solve problems. It’s an opportunity to engage with other members and with Nominet. Once inside you’ll find categories that broadly cover all aspects of Nominet: Membership, Public Benefit, Registry and Security.
Need assistance? Contact the Member Engagement Team.
If you would like to receive email updates on member events, our member newsletter, policy updates and other member updates, you can subscribe to ‘Member Updates’ via the mailing list preferences area within your Nominet 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.
If you’re a member, you can display our logo on your website and print materials to show you’re part of Nominet. You can use the logo lock up or the word mark version and they are available in the full colour gradient, white and grey in both RGB and CMYK.