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Registrar Agreement explained

The current version of the Registry-Registrar Agreement (RRA) came into effect on 1 December 2020. Note – a new version of the RRA including Schedule 3a on GDPR compliance in the event of a “no deal” Brexit’ will come into effect if needed.

The RRA is the contract that governs the commercial relationship between Nominet and you, our registrars.

With the RRA we want to:

  • Ensure and reward higher standards to reinforce the reputation of the UK namespace as trusted, relevant and competitive
  • Demonstrate how the UK domain name industry is responsibly self-regulating and working in the interests of registrants
  • Strengthen the UK namespace, promoting best practice and supporting you, our registrars, by providing additional benefits and services to help you build a more robust UK business

The RRA offers three options (tag types) for registrars to choose from depending on who their customers are, the service levels they work to and whether they wish to make the most of the additional benefits available in return for meeting higher standards. Registrars may have one or more tags of different types in order to manage their business.

The Data Quality Policy – supporting the Registry-Registrar Agreement

Alongside the RRA we have a Data Quality Policy, which sets out how we will work with registrars to help improve the quality of data provided for registrants of UK domains names.

We believe that improving and maintaining the quality of the data we have for registrants is a critical part of ensuring that the UK namespace is trusted and safe.

Further information

View the RRA
View the registrar obligations
Guidance on Selecting your tag type

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