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Nominet begins management role for domains


Mark Say Managing Editor

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Internet domain name registry Nominet has taken over the management of the registry.

This comes after it secured the contract in November of last year, taking over from Jisc through a competitive tender on the Crown Commercial Service’s Network Services 3 procurement framework.

A Nominet spokesperson confirmed that the handover took place last week and it is in charge of the domain, under which around 3,800 websites are registered.

Soon after winning the contract last year, Nominet said it will work with the Central Digital and Data Office on its plans to modernise

Natural extension

“This agreement is a natural extension of the technical role we already provide for the rest of .uk and related second level domains, including, and,” it said.

“This agreement is strategically important for both Nominet and the UK government. Running the registry will enable us to provide security coverage across critical domains, which form part of the digital economy that we all rely on every day.”

Nominet describes itself as a public benefit company and has a background of managing the .uk internet domains.

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