Our Policies

Since 1996 Nominet has operated at the heart of the UK’s internet community as the .UK domain name registry.

We believe in a world that is connected, inclusive and secure. Our policies provide the framework of principles which ensure this ambition is reflected in the .UK namespace.

Contracts and rules

Criminal activity


As part of our service we maintain a directory called ‘WHOIS’ – an official listing of the full details of all .UK domain names.

Privacy & data quality

  • Data Quality Policy – How we ensure our Registrars provide accurate Registrant data.
  • Data Release Policy – The policy setting out the circumstances under which we will disclose Registrant data to third parties with a legitimate need for access.
  • Privacy Policy – How we collect, process, and store customer and website user data.

Dispute Resolution Service

Other policies

.Cymru and .Wales