.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 four years within any six-year rolling period.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Meet the Council

Andrew BennettNetistrar LtdMid-Small
Dan RodgersDomain Registrar Services LtdMid-Small
Ciprian CucuruzWebber Multimedia LtdSecondary Market
Robert TaylorHey.co.uk LtdSecondary Market
Volker GreimannKey-Systems GmbHLarge
Rex WickhamTwentyTwentyMedia LimitedLarge
Kieren McCarthyN/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 2024

The nominations window for the UKRAC election duly closed at 5pm on 19th April.

One nomination has been received in the Secondary Market category and one in the Mid-Small category.  As in previous elections there is no requirement to run a vote in such circumstances and we are therefore able to confirm the election of David Thornton who will take up his seat in September 2024 and Dan Rodgers who is re-elected for another term.

Their election statements will be published in the Member Hub.

No nominations have been received in the Large registrar category and Nominet is seeking recommendations from the UKRAC as to how best to fill the vacancy.

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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