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Information Policy & Compliance
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3 September 2013
Dear A. Barrow, Freedom of Information Act 2000 – RFI20131139
Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act (‘the Act’) of 6th August 2013,
‘Please could you provide me with the following information:
1. All correspondence between the BBC and Nominet UK in relation to their direct.uk consultation:
2. A copy of your response to the FIRST Nominet direct.uk consultation.
3. A copy of your response to the SECOND Nominet direct.uk consultation.
(If you have not yet submitted a response we suggest that you do so. Nominet is not publishing
responses to the consultation until after the consultation has ended. However, submissions by
public bodies made to the .NZ registry for their consultation are published at the bottom of this
page http://dnc.org.nz/second_level_proposal_c2 and may serve to highlight some of the issues
with introducing direct.uk).
3. Any cost analysis or internal correspondence relating to the cost of re-branding from bbc.co.uk to
bbc.uk, plus the cost of rebranding any of your other 1000+ domain names.’
Please see our response below:
– All correspondence between the BBC and Nominet UK in relation to their
direct.uk consultation: http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-participate/policy-
Please see the attached pdf entitled: ‘Consultation on a new .uk domain name service October
This document contains the BBC’s submission to the first .direct.uk consultation. This document
was submitted to Nominet in January 2013.
We did not have any correspondence with Nominet about this consultation other than the receipt
of an email to all stakeholders (including the BBC) informing them of the consultation and some
other communications about deadlines and formats for submissions, following which the BBC
submitted its submission.
You will note we have redacted the name and personal details of BBC personnel from page 6 of
the attached document. We are withholding this information under section 40(2) (personal
information) of the Act. Under section 40(2) of the Act, personal information about identifiable
living individuals is exempt if disclosure to a third party would breach one or more principles in
the Data Protection Act 1998. The individuals concerned would not expect their personal data,
name, email address, title etc. to be disclosed to a third party. To do so would be unfair;
therefore, disclosure would breach the First Data Protection Principle (fair and lawful processing).
Question 2. A copy of your response to the FIRST Nominet direct.uk consultation.
This is the document attached in our response to Question 1 above. Question 3. A copy of your response to the SECOND Nominet direct.uk consultation.
We have not submitted a response to the second submission. Question 4. Any cost analysis or internal correspondence relating to the cost of re-
branding from bbc.co.uk to bbc.uk, plus the cost of rebranding any of your other 1000+
We have not carried out a cost analysis or produced any internal correspondence relating to the
cost of re-branding from bbc.co.uk to bbc.uk, or the cost of rebranding our other domains. Appeal Rights
If you are not satisfied that we have complied with the Act in responding to your request, you
have the right to an internal review by a BBC senior manager or legal adviser. Please contact us at
the address above, explaining what you would like us to review and including your reference
number. If you are not satisfied with the internal review, you can appeal to the Information
Commissioner. The contact details are: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House,
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, telephone 01625 545 700 or see http://www.ico.gov.uk/
Kate Leece Head of Legal and Business Affairs
BBC Future Media & Technology