System Announcements

5 September 2012 release

At 07:00 (BST) on Wednesday 5 September 2012 we will have a systems outage lasting about one hour when we will be deploying a software upgrade. During this time all registration systems, Online Services and Business Intelligence (BI) will be unavailable. The Automaton will not process email requests, but they will be received and queued for processing when it restarts.

All other Nominet systems will continue to work as normal during this period.

PGP Signer

We will be upgrading the libraries that we use for PGP signing emails sent by the Automaton. We do not foresee any impact on registrars. To allow registrars to confirm that their PGP clients will accept the new messages we will provide some sample signed messages on our PGP page.

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

Date Announced: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 10:34