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|
|Ashley La Bolle||Tucows Inc||N/A (elected non-executive director from the Nominet UK Board)|
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
Nominations for the four available UKRAC positions closed on 21st April 2023.
There were four nominations in total, two within the Large category and one each within the Mid-Small and Secondary Market categories. Each position is therefore uncontested and there is no requirement for a hustings event or to enact a vote.
The result is that the following individuals are elected as follows –
- Rex Wickham, TwentyTwentyMedia Ltd (Large) – one year
- Volker Greimann, Key-Systems GmbH (Large) – two years
- Andrew Bennett, Netistrar Limited (Mid-Small) – two years
- Ciprian Cucuruz, Webber Multimedia Ltd (Secondary Market) – two years
The elected individuals will commence their term from September 2023.
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.
Need assistance? Please email [email protected].