Who are we?
We want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. For 25 years we have been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Our understanding of the Domain Name System (DNS) underpins a sophisticated cyber security capability used by governments to secure their networks. Our commercial success funds an ambitious programme to improve the lives of 1 million young people a year through technology.
We are a world-leading domain name registry. We run .UK - part of the UK's critical national infrastructure - and over 75 top level domains, including .bbc, .wales and .london.
Our experience in running and protecting one of the largest internet registries has enabled us to use our expertise in DNS to develop Protective DNS solutions. Our delivery of the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Protective DNS (PDNS) secures 6m of users across the UK public sector.
Technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most. Our social impact programmes provide support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people in the UK today.
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Helping our environment
We are committed to reducing the negative impact our business activities may have on the environment and lowering our carbon emissions through our carbon reduction plan to support our net-zero 2050 goal. In FY21 we achieved carbon neutrality for our UK operations and global data centre use via PAS 2060 certification. We offset our measured carbon through an international deforestation and land-use change project in Indonesia, and our continued commitment to the UK Forestry through our investment in the Nominet Forest.
Nominet's Forest Carbon Investment
We invest in woodland creation in the UK to offset our carbon emissions. This will help to capture our CO2 over time while also providing other environmental benefits including flood alleviation, water quality improvements, habitat creation and provide a source of sustainable timber. Our Nominet Forest will help the UK meet the target of net-zero by 2050.
Our office and data centre use is powered by renewable energy
We have a long term commitment to hybrid working
We provide a green commuter programme including EV charging stations, and green commuting support
We have a 'technology first' business travel policy
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Nominet launches REACH, a new grant-funding programme, designed to dig deep into digital challenges faced by young people in care
Nominet introduces law enforcement landing pages for domain names suspended due to criminal activity
RED technologies acquires Nominet’s Spectrum Management assets
Nominet launches Reboot to help get the UK online during COVID-19
Nominet acquires US-based cyber security company CyGlass to complement its cyber portfolio.
Nominet launches £4m registry programme to develop the next generation of customer-facing systems.
Nominet continues to protect the UK government. By the end of 2018 our PDNS service was protecting an estimated 1.4 million employees across the UK public sector.
Nominet Cyber Security division launches in US.
Nominet launches WAVE DB Explore to support wireless ISPs deployment of TV whitespace.
Nominet launches Nominet Cyber Security division and NTX platform.
Nominet launches a public benefit programme to improve a million lives. Nominet Trust becomes the Social Tech Trust.
Dynamic Spectrum technology approved for use in the USA. In the UK, it is part of 5G ‘Rural First’ initiative.
Our DNS resolver service protects the UK Government's IT network.
Nominet introduces a new approach to DNS and network analytics.
A new era in UK domain names: the launch of .UK.
The Nominet Trust, the charitable arm of Nominet, created.
We launched our award-winning dispute resolution service (DRS).
Nominet was born and took over management of the UK domain registry.