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Registry Advisory Council – working group announced

Nominet has announced the formation of a working group to shape the Registry Advisory Council (RAC) – a body that will give members a greater say over .UK policy and pricing.

The RAC Design Group has been drawn from respondents to the initial consultation on the terms of reference. The group has been set up to ensure the council is fully operational by June. All Nominet members – will be responsible for finalising the terms of reference and scope of the RAC, agreeing how to segment the Nominet membership to ensure appropriate representation from each constituency, and defining the election process and timetable 2021. 

They will also help shape the RAC’s initial agenda, which is likely to include a review of expired domains policy and approach to future pricing recommendations. This agenda would then be handed over for consideration to the newly-elected Registry Advisory Council members. 

The design group will be chaired by elected NED James Bladel and also includes James TuplinAshley La Bolle (Tucows), Rieke Poppe (One.com) and Paul Woodland (PW New Media). 

The RAC will be live in June.   

Registry Advisory Council – working group announced


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We want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. For over 20 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 the UK government and global enterprises to secure their networks. Our commercial success funds an ambitious programme to improve the lives of 1 million young people a year through technology.