Member engagement update

It’s been great to meet some of you at the member ‘Lunch and Learn’ events in Leeds, Bristol and more recently Birmingham. If you would to like to know more about the format of these events, you can view this summary from a member who attended the Bristol lunch here. If anyone has any suggestions on topics or what else you’d like to see on the programme in future, please do drop me a line at [email protected] or let me know on the member forum.

For those of you who couldn’t attend the lunch in Leeds, we’ve invited our speaker Charlie Williams, SEO Manager from Screaming Frog to re-run his presentation on “The State of Search Engine Optimisation in 2017” as a member webinar on the 5th July 2017, 2pm -3pm BST. There’s still time to sign up for this, so if you want to find out more about how you can use SEO within your business, please register.

The Registrar Conference is fast approaching and we’ve secured some great speakers for you. Based on attendee feedback from the member Open Day, we’ve included lots of time for you to network with your industry peers and meet with Nominet staff to discuss topics relevant to you.

The agenda for the day is below, and there is plenty of time to sign up if you haven’t already. I’m really looking forward to seeing lots of you there and meeting new people too. It has the ingredients to be a great day, so sign up now and secure your place!

11th July 2017, 10am

Etc.venues Victoria


  • 10:00    Registration and networking
  • 10.40     Introduction, the agenda, and the health and safety rules
  • 10.45     Nominet update
  • 11.00     Shaun Wilkinson, Domains and Domaining across Europe – Pitfalls and Opportunities
  • 11.45     Alastair Thornton, Proven strategies for profitably finding new customers
  • 12.30     Networking lunch
  • 13.15     Thomas Rickert: GDPR and potential impact on registrars
  • 14.00     Gavin Rawson, Nominet: DNS & Cybersecurity
  • 14.45     Gori Yahaya, Upskill Digital:  Reach New Customers Online
  • 15.30     Break
  • 15.45     Roundtable networking with Nominet staff and delegates
  • 17.00     Closing remarks and drinks reception

We have two more member ‘Lunch and Learn’ meetings coming up in London on the 12th September and Edinburgh on the 28th September. So please save the date and keep a look out for the invitations to these.

As we head into summer we approach the time of year for us to send you your annual membership renewal invoice. These are sent on the 1st August to the billing contact which you will have specified in your online services account. You can check which email address this is in online services – and remember you can update your email preferences there too. Please check the contact before the 1st August so that we can ensure the invoice is sent to the correct email address.

In case you missed it!

  • Our Domain Health tool is available to help you identify domains associated with abuse such as malware and phishing. See more information here to get started.
  • New email preferences are also now available – set these up in Online Services.
  • 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) is now mandatory for all registrars. See Registrar Resources for details.
  • Promotions! You can offer your rights-holders a Two-Year FREE registration on reserved .uk domains with our Right of Registration promotion. Sign up in Online Services.

Thank you to all members who have either attended an event, participated in a webinar, joined a discussion on the forum or given me feedback directly. It’s great to see so many of you engaging with Nominet – some for the first time. Please keep the feedback coming. If you would like to discuss anything membership related in more detail you can contact me directly by email or phone or start a discussion on the member forum.