An evening with Nominet UK: .uk WHOIS Consultation

Monday 18 May 2015
6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Map 

Free buffet and wine. Sponsored by Nominet

Please note that this event is only open to BCS Members, please do not book on if you are not a BCS Member.


Nominet, the internet technology company that manages the .uk domain name system (web addresses ending in .uk,, and so on) is delighted to sponsor a BCS members’ event to discuss proposals to clarify what data about domain name holders is published in the public directory for domain names - also known as the .uk WHOIS.

The WHOIS displays the name and address of the registrant, in addition to other technical information, and publishing these contact details is compulsory for anyone using the domain to carry out a business.

As expectations of privacy and identity have changed, Nominet is seeking views on proposals regarding who should have to disclose their contact data, and also on a new framework that would ensure registrars who sell domains with “privacy services” still provide Nominet with accurate contact data for the intended domain holder.

This would mean that if you are a domain holder, you would be able to use a registrar privacy service without giving up your rights as the official registrant of that domain. Both Nominet and your registrar would hold your contact data, but it would not be published in the .UK WHOIS.

Speakers from Nominet will brief BCS members on the key aspects of the proposals and will take BCS member questions and feedback. The evening event will also include a brief update on recent Nominet developments that may be of interest to members.

Drinks and refreshments will be sponsored by Nominet. You must register to attend.

To read about the policy proposals and to respond to Nominet’s consultation, please visit:


Helen Tomes, Director of Service Delivery.
Helen has overall responsibility for the complete end-to-end service that Nominet delivers, including oversight of customer service, compliance, business continuity, risk management and data quality functions.

Tania Baumann, Head of Secretariat
Tania is responsible for managing Nominet’s policy development on issues that range across data, privacy, acceptable use, registration policy and registrar standards. As Head of Secretariat, she is also responsible for stakeholder engagement and for promoting stakeholder input to Nominet’s policy process.

Leanne Kenny, Policy Advisor
Leanne has worked in the domain industry for the past 15 years and is Policy Advisor in Nominet’s Secretariat where she has led large scale multi-stakeholder consultations and developing evidence based policy proposals.

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