Policies and rules

All our policies and rules that relate to the management of .UK domain names that are relevant to Registrants, Registrars, or interested third parties can be found here, as well as the procedure governing our Dispute Resolution Service.

Registrant Policies

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Terms & Conditions of Domain Name RegistrationThe contract you enter into with us when you register a .UK domain name.
Rules of RegistrationThe rules for the registration and use of domain names within the .UK domain and its sub-domains. These rules form part of our terms and conditions and are part of your contract with us as the Registrant of a domain name.
Schools Domain Name RulesRules for the allocation of .sch.uk domain names to schools.
Data Release PolicyThe policy setting out the circumstances under which we will disclose Registrant data to third parties with a legitimate need for access.

Registrar Policies

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.UK Registry-Registrar AgreementThe contract between us and our Registrars. Includes the standards and obligations we expect of our Registrars when dealing with .UK domain names.
Data Quality PolicyHow we ensure our Registrars provide accurate Registrant data.
Registrar Systems – Acceptable Use PolicyUsage limits for users of our various Registrar facilities.
Fee ScheduleFees for domain name registration and renewal, membership, and other services.
Registrar – Credit & Payment TermsSets out the terms on which we provide credit to Registrars and when payments must be made.
Definitions & InterpretationsA glossary of terms used in our various contracts, policies, or Ts & Cs.

WHOIS Policies

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WHOIS Contract TermsThe terms you agree to as a WHOIS user.
WHOIS Acceptable Use PolicyUsage limits for our .UK WHOIS tool.

Other Policies

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Searchable WHOIS Terms of UseThe terms you agree to as a user of our searchable WHOIS facility.
Privacy PolicyHow we collect, process, and store customer and website user data.
Zone Files Access LicenceThe terms and conditions for accessing the .UK Zone Files.
turingEssentialsThe terms and conditions for turingEssentials.
Network Peering PolicyPolicy to be followed in order to peer with Nominet.

Our Dispute Resolution Service

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DRS Policy Applies on or after 1st October 2016The rules and procedures governing our Dispute Resolution Service, through which you can complain about someone else’s .UK domain name registration.
DRS Policy Applies up to and including 30th September 2016The rules governing our Dispute Resolution Service, through which you can complain about someone else’s .UK domain name registration.
DRS Procedure Applies up to and including 30th September 2016The procedures for making complaints and responding to complaints through our Dispute Resolution Service.

Complaining about Nominet

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Complaining about NominetHow to complain if you are not satisfied with one of our services or how we have treated you.