Category Archive: Nominet

Mar 21

Nominet to Conduct Research with .uk Rights Holders

Nominet, the Domain Registry for .uk are about to start their Research with .uk rights holders As outlined at the registrar meeting on 21 January 2016 (Astutium attended), Nominet is conducting market research into the take-up of the right of first refusal for .uk domains by rights holders. Survey …

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Feb 22

Nominet dot UK Price Increase – Act Now to Save Money

Nominet, the Registry for .uk,, and domains has announced effective 1st March 2106 that it will be increasing the cost of domains to all .UK domain registrars by 50% and changing the standard registration period to 1 year. Other .uk domains (, etc) are not controlled by Nominet and not changing …

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Mar 01

Another 9 newGTLDs Now Available .cricket, .cymru, .party, .science, .sydney, .vote, .voto, .wales, .yoga

Starting from today additional Domain Names are able to be registered in targeted/specific newGTLDs (Global Top Level Domains) under General Availability. Today sees the general availability of the newGTLDs: .cricket .cymru .party .science .sydney .vote .voto .wales .yoga with more than 1000 more coming out during 2014/5s weekly newGTLD roll-out, if you’ve not decided on …

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Oct 13

Checking your Rights and Claiming your .UK Domain Name

Nominet the .UK Registry for 2nd Level Domains (2LDs) etc now allow the top level ccTLD .UK to be registered 🙂 For domains which currently do not exist as (something).*.uk they can be registered now at Register Your .UK Domain Name Where (something).*.UK already exists, there is a system of ‘rights’ over …

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Feb 16

Nominet Selected as Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) for new gTLDs

Congratulations to Nominet for being selected as provider for the EBERO service. ICANN is pleased to announce that Nominet recently signed an agreement to act as Emergency Back-End Registry Operator (EBERO) for new gTLDs. EBERO service providers offer an additional layer of protection to the Domain Name System (DNS). Should anything happen to a gTLD …

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Jan 16

Top 12 for ’12 Promotion

2012 is going to be an exciting year for Domain Names in general, and Astutium in particular – new datacentre space available, new product launches coming, the new ICANN gTLD/sTLD program – all in January ! To kick off 2012 we are offering … 20% off our 12 most popular domain TLDs at Domain …

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Nov 04

Nominet Registrar Day today at Lords MCC

Nominet Registrar Day today at Lords MCC. To celebrate we’re offering you the chance to get your own .UK domain during the conference for just ÂŁ2.95/2yrs (saving ÂŁ3) Use promocode “LORDSCRICKET” when registering a new domain at OthelloNames .UK Domain Registration Promotion Terms & Conditions: one domain per customer, new and existing clients allowed

Jun 20

UKDNR Scammers target .uk domain registrants

A ressurgence of an age-old domain name sales scam has started again, with scammers UKDNR (calling themselves “Domain Name Registrar”) are telephoning .uk and .com registrants, with a high-pressure sales tactic based on the false claim that someone is attempting to register domain names similar to yours, then offering to register them ahead of this …

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Aug 13

Domain Name Scammers Strike Again – Now Called Loovar.Co.Uk

We’ve had a number of calls this week from clients regarding domain names and competitors “reserving” existing client domains in alternate extensions. The bunch behind the latest round of the age-old scam are Main Stream Tech who trade from : and many others. They’ll claim their address is 23 Castalia Square Docklands London E14 3NR …

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