.sch.uk Domain Names

Alex Skene made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

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British Educational Communications and Technology Agency Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear Sir or Madam,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Please could you provide, in electronic format (eg comma-delimited text, Excel or other spreadsheet/database format, zipped/compressed if you deem it necessary), a data dump of the 30000-odd .sch.uk Domain Names created and registered as part of the Domain Names Rationalisation Project, also known as "School Names on the Net".

I'd like to obtain the following data:
Name of School, DCSF number, LEA number, .sch.uk domain name, and the general contact email address

Any assistance you can provide in letting me know how you hold or structure this data would be appreciated in order to avoid the need to create new information to satisfy this request.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Skene

Charlotte Ball, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Dear A Skene

Thank you for your request for information about:

" the 30000-odd .sch.uk. Domain Names created and registered as part of
the Domain Names Rationalisation Project, also known as "School Names on
the Net".

  I'd like to obtain the following data: Name of School, DCSF number, LEA
number, .sch.uk domain name, and the general contact email address"

I have dealt with your request in terms of Freedom of Information Act
2000. Under the Act I can confirm that Becta does not hold the information
requested.

However, as a result of my investigations I can confirm that the
information is already reasonably accessible to you. 

· The EduBase database [1]http://www.edubase.gov.uk, which is
maintained by the Department for Children, School and Families (DCSF) 
and is a register of all educational establishments in England and
Wales.  This site includes details of local authority number, DCSF
number, school name and school website address via this search page.

· Most, if not all the information requested is available from
Nominet at a subscription charge of £400.00 per year via
[2]www.nominet.org.uk/other/prss  or you could choose to use their free
search facility to search for individual records.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.

Regards

Charlotte Ball

Information Manager

Becta, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry. CV4 7JJ.

Direct dial 02476 797259

Via switchboard 02476 416994 extn 3661

Main fax 02476 411418

For a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 
please send your message to [3][Becta request email] .

If you have an enquiry that relates to Data Protection please send your
message to [4][email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear Charlotte,

Many thanks for your email

According to
<<http://www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/sc...>>

"The "School Names on the Net" project allocated every school in England with a unique Domain Name in a logical, coherent and transparent way."

<<http://www.netimperative.com/news/2004/0...>>
"The "School Names on the Net" project is a key element of the Government's National Grid for Learning programme.

It was carried out in association with the British Educational Communications and Technology agency (BECTa) on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills (DfES), the Scottish Executive Education Department (SEED), the Welsh Assembly Education Department and the local education authorities of England, Scotland and Wales."

According to the current National Grid for Learning website <<http://www.ngfl.gov.uk/>>
"The National Grid for Learning portal closed on 13 April 2006. The following link will take you to Becta’s current directory of online schools resources
http://schools.becta.org.uk/ If you cannot find the information you require, please contact Becta’s webkeeper."

Are you saying that BECTA no longer has records from this project from 1999-2001 that contains the information requested?

Kind regards,

Alex Skene

Charlotte Ball, British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Dear Alex,

Thank you for your further enquiry, where you were wishing to confirm that

          “Becta no longer has records from this [School Names
on the Net] project from 1999-2001 that contains the information
requested?”

 

I have dealt with your request in terms of the Freedom of Information Act
2000.  Under the Act I can confirm that Becta has never held the
information you request in your email of 13th Aug. And would point you to
my response dated 15th of Aug to your initial request.

Becta's role in the School Names on the Net project was strategic, rather
than operational. Becta's input was in relation to identifying appropriate
eligibility criteria for use of the sch.uk domain and how school domain
names should be structured, not administering the domain ourselves.

If you have any further queries about this, please contact me.

Regards

Charlotte Ball

Information Manager

Becta, Millburn Hill Road, Science Park, Coventry. CV4 7JJ.

Direct dial 02476 797259

Via switchboard 02476 416994 extn 3661

Main fax 02476 411418

For a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 
please send your message to [Becta request email] .

If you have an enquiry that relates to Data Protection please send your
message to [email address]

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir