.UK Registry Advisory Council
About the .UK Registry Advisory Council (UKRAC)
Nominet created the .UK Registry Advisory Council (UKRAC) to give members a greater voice in how .UK is run. The Council plays a vital role in fostering the long-term, sustainable success of the .UK namespace, ensuring it remains safe, secure and competitive.
The UKRAC consists of up to six Nominet members that are elected by members on a one member, one vote basis. The Council is chaired by an elected Non-Executive Board Director or other Council Member elected by the Council. UKRAC members serve a two-year term and can be re-elected, limited to two consecutive two-year terms.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Meet the Council
|Andrew Bennett||Netistrar Ltd||Mid-Small|
|Dan Rodgers||Domain Registrar Services Ltd||Mid-Small|
|Ciprian Cucuruz||Webber Multimedia Ltd||Secondary Market|
|Robert Taylor||Hey.co.uk Ltd||Secondary Market|
|Volker Greimann||Key-Systems GmbH||Large|
|Rex Wickham||TwentyTwentyMedia Limited||Large|
The role of a UKRAC Member
The following table explains the role of a UKRAC member. The UKRAC currently meet virtually, and the UKRAC members will decide the best location and format of their meetings going forward.
|.UK Registry Advisory Council Member|
|Time||4-6 half day meetings a year + reviewing materials|
|Scope||.UK registry - see Terms of Reference|
|Legal||No legal duties|
|Election process||One member/one vote - Single Transferable Vote|
|Length of term||2 years|
|Remuneration||Members of the UKRAC shall receive a per diem payment of £500 for participation at each formal UKRAC meeting, as well as reasonable expenses.|
UKRAC Election 2023
This year’s election will be commencing shortly, and nominations will be called for four of the six council positions: two from the large registrar segment, one from the mid-small registrar segment and one from the secondary market segment.
The timetable is as follows:
- Nominations open on 3rd April 2023
- Nominations close on 21st April 2023
- Meet the candidates’ webinar 11th May 2023
- Voting opens 22nd May 2023
- Voting closes noon (BST) 9th June 2023
To be eligible for nomination, candidates must be current Nominet members and need to have a nominator and a seconder, both of whom are also from the Nominet membership. See the candidacy criteria.
Results will be announced to members once they become available and the candidates have been informed.
UKRAC members will serve a two-year term and may be re-elected, limited to two consecutive two-year terms. As both the large registrar seats are open to election, the candidate with the largest vote share will serve for a two-year term and the second candidate will serve for a one-year term. This is to ensure an annual election cycle of three elected UKRAC members each year.
The election process will be managed by Civica Election Services.
Find out more
.UK Registry Advisory Council meeting notes, agendas and all meeting papers are available via the Member Hub – you will also find contact details for your UKRAC councillors.
Further details on the role of the UKRAC, the election process and expectations for UKRAC members, can be found in the Terms of Reference.
The Code of Conduct for Councillors of the .UK Registry Advisory Council provides guidance to the councillors as to what may and may not be considered acceptable conduct.
Where the UKRAC agrees to establish a Working Group, the process is set out in the UKRAC Working Group Process.
Nominet has obtained external legal advice on the competition law aspects of the UKRAC.
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