Nominet delivers services depended on by registrars, registrants and millions of organisations every day. We connect over 10 million .UK domains, our cyber security protects .UK and vital government services, and our public benefit programmes use technology to help one million young people each year. That work is at risk.
We are required to hold an EGM and ask members to vote on an extreme resolution that removes half the board, without a workable alternative. For 25 years, Nominet has been a trusted and reliable guardian of .UK. We need your support to allow us to continue that work.
Why you should vote: what’s at stake.
Confidence in Nominet and .UK, built over 25 years, is threatened.
By dismissing half the board without a credible plan, the proposed resolution would instead:
- Create instability at the heart of .UK
- Damage the good standing and trust in Nominet and .UK
- Make it harder to retain and recruit staff
- Threaten Nominet’s independence
We’ve listened to members and shared a plan that keeps Nominet on track and makes drastic action unnecessary.
Scaling our commitment to Public Benefit
We will have committed £4 million by June, double the amount of last year. In future years we will devote 10% of revenues to public benefit.
Freezing .UK prices for at least the next two years
Recognising the difficult economic climate for many businesses, we will implement a price freeze.
Freezing Board Pay
We will freeze board-level pay through the end of 2022.
Investing in .UK infrastructure
We are investing £20 million over the next three years in our next generation registry infrastructure.
Launching a Registry Advisory Council (RAC)
This will be a new body with members elected directly by different sectors of the membership.
Improving membership engagement
We are launching a new Member Hub and well-governed next-generation member forum.
Increasing financial transparency
We will give greater clarity about the investment in, and performance of, the Cyber Business unit.