Dates for forthcoming technical developments

As part of our commitment to ensuring the infrastructure underpinning .uk remains reliable and resilient we are making some important technical changes. Our CTO Simon McCalla has written more about the need for these changes on our Management Blog.  The key dates coming up for these change are as follows:

New Nominet website launch - 1 October 2012

Our new site has been designed to be easier to use with improved navigation, an updated and simpler design and enhanced content.
Most RSS feeds will remain unchanged (a full list of available feeds can be found here) however please note, a new RSS feed for our System Announcements is now available via Registrar Resources.  To receive the new System Announcement RSS feed please sign up.
We will no longer be offering subscription to Atom 1.0 feed format.

Nameserver software upgrade upgrade - 28 October 2012

During this outage, updates to nameservers will be received and queued for processing when functionality is restored.  During this time, EPP and Automaton will remain fully available.

Nominet EPP - 1 November 2012

EPP will be unavailable for a short outage of about 5mins between 07:30 and 08:00 GMT while we carry out regular systems maintenance.
The early version 1 Nominet EPP schemas will be removed.

Testbed maintenance - 5 November 2012

Our registry system testbeds will be unavailable from 09:00 GMT for approximately two hours.

Registry systems migration - 25 November 2012

There will be a systems outage lasting up to twelve hours from 09:00 GMT to complete the migration process to our new datacentres. During this time our registration systems and Online Services will be unavailable. The Automaton will not process email requests, but they will be received and queued for processing when it restarts.


If you have any questions please contact our customer services team on 01865 332233 or by email to