Public Benefit

Connectivity, inclusivity and security for our world

We want a world that is connected, inclusive and secure, and believe that our technology has a fundamental part to play in making that happen. As a public benefit company, we are a force for good in the UK’s digital economy and global internet community, as well as one of the UK’s largest tech for good funders.

Alongside running a world-class .UK namespace, operating critical national infrastructure and protecting public services from cyber threats, we’re committed to improving people’s lives through technology. We pledge a large proportion of our operating surplus, around £5m every year, to supporting the initiatives that help us to achieve this goal. In 2021, we committed to spending £65m over the next three years – with additional funding from our strategic partners.

Running a world-class registry is a great responsibility and we are committed to ensuring that the .UK internet space remains secure and stable for the millions of individuals and businesses that rely on it every day. As one of the world’s largest country code registries, we want to ensure that the 11m domains we look after are accessible for all.

Our expertise in DNS has evolved into our cyber division, where we help to secure public services and protect digital economies around the world through the delivery of Protective DNS solutions to governments. We’re proud to deliver services on behalf of the UK and Australian government, offering protection at scale from cyber disruption.

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Social Impact

Improving the lives of young people in a digital age.

Our Social Impact work
Institute of Coding

Nominet has partnered with The Institute of Coding (IoC) to launch Click Start, a programme developed to support learners into technology and digital roles, through skills and education.

Learn more about Click Start
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Tech Talent Charter

Nominet is signed up to the Tech Talent Charter (TTC), an organisation-led commitment to deliver greater diversity in the tech workforce of the UK. We have pledged to effect meaningful change and will continue to enforce all possible measures to attract more women into our business and industry – and keep them.

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01 Founders

We joined 01 Founders as a Founding Partner and support students at the end of the fellowship. 01 Founders is a new type of coding school that aims to provide free software engineering education to 100,000 UK students by 2030.