37 results for “right of registration”

Domain Watch-ing for phishers

In just a few years, phishing has moved from an odd tech term to something we are all familiar with and wary of. Unfortunately, that familiarity is largely the product of pain: in the first half of 2018, over £500m was stolen from UK banking customers, some of which was swiped via phishing scams. Corporate...

Countdown to 25 June

If you have a domain name that ends in .UK, there is an important change coming this summer that you may need to know about. Five years ago, Nominet launched a new shorter, domain ending, .uk, into the UK domain family, alongside .co.uk, org.uk etc. We decided that registrants of existing .co.uk domains, representing the...

32,000 .UK DOMAINS SUSPENDED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND INDUSTRY KEEP .UK SAFE

Responsible for running and keeping the .UK internet infrastructure secure, Nominet has today published its update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the 12 months to October 2018. Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or other law enforcement agencies that the domain is being used for criminal activity. The statistics The criminality report shows...

A slice of ICANN63

At the end of October, the ICANN travelling caravan descended on Barcelona for six days of meetings. As this event was the designated Annual General Meeting, the longest of the three main ‘in person’ meetings of 2018, and hosted in a European city, it was well attended and packed full of meetings, presentations and discussions....

Nominet opens comment period on GDPR changes to .UK

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Like many organisations, we are proposing changes to comply with the new GDPR legislation across all areas of the business. At Nominet, we need to record who .UK domain names are held by in our registry database. Traditionally, our WHOIS has...