Previous policy discussions and consultations

Recent consultations include:

Proxy Services Framework

Following the 30 day comment period on the proposed Proxy Services framework, Nominet have decided to proceed with a framework for these services.

Confirmed key features of the newly designed framework include:

  • Only Accredited Channel Partners are eligible for participation.
  • Participating registrars will be required to submit either a suitable Proxy Service Incident Plan (PSIP), or ensure a suitable third-party data escrow scheme is in place.
  • For DRS claims, the Proxy Service Provider will have a two working days timeframe in which to supply details of the underlying registrant.
  • Proxy Service Providers will be obligated to respond to LEA data requests within a one working day timescale.
  • Participating registrars will be subject to an annual compliance audit to ensure underlying data is accurate.
  • Marketing must not imply that without proxy services personal data will be published by default.

A summary of the feedback and Nominet response can be found here. A revised version of the registry-registrar agreement has been published and is available here. Applications will be accepted from 3rd December 2018.


Following the conclusion of a comment period relating to GDPR, we announced a number of changes that came into effect on 22nd May 2018 and have published a summary of feedback and our response.

Accordingly, the following policies and contracts came into effect on 22nd May 2018:

dotUK Rules of Registration
WHOIS Contract Terms
Ts and Cs of Domain Name Registration
.UK Registrar Agreement (to be renamed .UK RRA)

Previous consultations include:

  • Second level domain registrations
  • Changes to the rules of registration for and
  • Domain expiry policy
  • Review of the .UK Registrar Agreement
  • Data quality policy
  • Review of domain registration policy and the terms and conditions governing registration
  • Registrant terms and conditions
  • Contact data disclosure in the .UK WHOIS
  • Consolidation and changes to the dispute resolution service policy and procedure

If you require details of any of our previous consultations please contact us at [email protected]

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