Tackling criminal activity in .UK – Six month report

3rd December 2014

Nominet today published an update on .UK domains suspended for criminal activity over the past six months.

The criminal activity report shows that 948 .UK domains were suspended between May and October 2014. This represents less than one-hundredth of a percent (0.009%) of the 10.5 million .UK domains currently registered.

Nominet suspends domains following notification from the police or another law enforcement agency that the domain is being used for criminal activity.

The report also provides an update on domains suspended under Nominet’s offensive names policy, introduced in May this year following recommendations from Lord Macdonald QC. Nine domains were suspended and blocked after a review of all domains on the register when the policy was introduced. A further two have been suspended and blocked in the subsequent six months.