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Nominet seeks to raise standards in UK internet industry
A survey of registrars by Nominet, the .uk domain name registry,
has revealed that two-thirds agreed with the need for improved
self-regulation in the domain name industry and over 80 percent
supported a code of conduct for registrars.
As a result, Nominet is inviting views from all stakeholders and
interested parties on how best it might raise standards in the domain
There are over 3,800 registrars for .uk domain names, more than any
other suffix. This has resulted in huge customer choice and
competition in the industry, allowing it to flourish. However, when
combined with low requirements for becoming a registrar, it has
sometimes led to user problems.
Lesley Cowley, Nominet's Chief Executive said: "Most registrars
provide a high standard of service to their customers. However, they
feel that the poor standard of service by a few registrars results in
poor perceptions of the industry as a whole. Our objective is to
encourage debate about this and how we might address these issues.
Essentially, Nominet wants to build on and enhance the reputation of .uk,
ensuring it remains a domain in which people have confidence and