.uk Security

Disclaimer: The content on this website may be outdated by the 3rd & final proposal on 20/11/2013

In the year running up to the .uk proposal by Nominet a number of independent reports were commissioned on ‘Internet Security’ – We believe that these reports have influenced Nominet’s .uk security proposals:

1. Commons Select Committee: Malware and cyber crime
The Committee agreed on 18 July 2011 to launch a new inquiry examining Malware and cyber crime. The Committee published its Report on 2 February 2012.

Government Response


2. Ofcom Report: Domain Name System Security Extensions Deployment
Ofcom commissioned a study into the UK deployment of DNSSEC. The study examined the following topics:

  1. Provide a comparison of the UKs progress and extent deployment of DNSSEC against other EU member states and G20 nations.
  2. Examine Nominets progress against that of other national registries in the deployment of DNSSEC.
  3. Establish if any barriers to DNSSEC deployment exist (e.g. technical or economic)
  4. Identify barriers or issues preventing adoption and deployment by UK hosting providers, Internet Service Providers and businesses
    Report Published 28|09|11


Please note the content on this website may have been written before the final version of the release rules by Nominet. There were two consultations in October 2012 & July 2013 and the final version was published in November 2013. Dot uk was launched on 10th June 2014 and the official current .UK rules can be found here: www.dotuklaunch.co.uk