Nominet announced a new .UK Policy Consultation, inviting feedback from all interested stakeholders.
The .UK policies provide the framework of principles for the .UK namespace. They are developed in consultation with a wide variety of stakeholders and aim to ensure a connected, inclusive and secure space for the UK internet community.
The 2019 consultation invites feedback on three issues regarding .UK domain names:
I. Reducing the use of .UK domain names for phishing attacks
II. Implementing law enforcement landing pages following suspensions for criminal activity
III. Implementing a .UK drop list to provide a transparent and orderly process for the re-registration of expired domains
See here more details on each issue.
Nominet is also seeking input on ideas for future policy discussions.
Eleanor Bradley, MD of Registry Solutions and Public Benefit at Nominet says: “We are committed to running a world leading registry and are always looking for ways to improve. As the environment in which we operate evolves, we actively engage with a wide variety of UK stakeholders to ensure that the policies we maintain reflect emerging threats, changes in stakeholder expectations and new industry practices.
“This consultation sets out ambitious ideas to ensure .UK maintains its position as a vibrant and trusted namespace and provides an important opportunity for the UK internet community to provide input. We believe open consultation creates better policy so I encourage all interested parties to engage and look forward to hearing from you.”
All stakeholders can submit consultation responses by 16 December 2019 and attend a roundtable event towards the end of the consultation period on 4 December 2019. Interested parties can find out more and submit responses here.