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Domain Watch – new cyber security initiative to fight phishing

June 19, 2018 10:09 am

UPDATE: The Domain Watch Pilot was launched on 19 July 2018. Nominet is launching a new anti-phishing initiative – Domain Watch – to further increase the security of the .UK zone and protect end users from malicious phishing activity. Domain Watch is a six month pilot scheme designed to quickly identify and suspend newly registered...


Compliance with GDPR on the Nominet gTLD platform

May 4, 2018 11:02 am

What do I need to change? Nothing unless you wish to allow a registrant to opt in to publication of data. Inter-registrar transfers will not be able to rely upon access to the email address. Compliance with GDPR on the Nominet gTLD platform Nominet welcomed ICANN’s Interim Model for gTLD compliance with GDPR, but some...


GDPR Changes for .UK

April 20, 2018 12:02 pm

On 22nd May 2018 several changes will be made to existing rules and policies to ensure compliance with GDPR.  In brief these changes are: ​The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. Like many organisations, we are making changes to comply with the new GDPR legislation across all areas of...


Two-factor authentication roadmap

March 5, 2018 9:01 am

Nominet is committed to ensuring the .UK domain and gTLDs it operates are secure and trusted. Following the move to make two-factor authentication (2FA) for registrars accessing Online Services mandatory in 2017, we have received feedback from registrars about improvements that would make it easier to administer.  We are undertaking work that will see these improvements...


May 2018 Business Continuity Testing

February 21, 2018 10:42 am

As part of our commitment to ensuring the infrastructure underpinning .UK and our gTLD services remains secure, reliable and resilient, we are undertaking some important business continuity testing in May to test the resilience of our infrastructure. There will be no interruption to DNS and all websites and email addresses using domain names that we host...


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