Nominet was established over two decades ago to run the .UK registry – one of the largest country code registries in the world.
Nominet manages and runs the infrastructure for over 10 million domain names that end in .UK, as well as Welsh Top Level Domains (TLDs) .cymru and .wales and 35 other branded and generic TLDs, including .bbc and .london. Over 3 million businesses, and millions more consumers, rely on its domain registry services.
Through its work keeping the .UK namespace secure, Nominet’s R&D team is exploring the further potential of the Domain Name System (DNS) and the challenges and opportunities around emerging internet technologies. As a result it operates in a number of business areas, from providing internet connectivity and analytics for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to selling complex data analytics software for tackling cyber threats. Nominet is also working with the UK government to protect its Public Service Network, in partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre.
Nominet has always underpinned its work as the registry provider for the country’s internet infrastructure with investment in and support for activities that serve public benefit. The company feels strongly that the internet can be a force for good and the benefits should be accessible to people from all walks of life. Digital technology can be part of the solution to the social issues of today’s world. To this end, Nominet has set up and supports the charitable foundation Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech funder.
Nominet was attracted to the work of The Prince’s Trust to support disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track and into work, training or further education.
Russell Haworth, CEO, says:
In addition to its support for Prince’s Trust Online, Nominet has funded a number of four-day Enterprise programmes to train young people interested in starting their own business, and is supporting four Get into Tech courses across the country.