BBC correspondence with Nominet regarding domain names

A. Barrow made this Freedom of Information request to British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

Nominet is currently consulting about the introduction of, which would make it possible to register domain names like BBC.UK alongside existing names like BBC.CO.UK.

Please could you provide me with the following information:

1. All correspondence between the BBC and Nominet UK in relation to their consultation:

2. A copy of your response to the FIRST Nominet consultation.

3. A copy of your response to the SECOND Nominet 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 and may serve to highlight some of the issues with introducing

3. Any cost analysis or internal correspondence relating to the cost of re-branding from to, plus the cost of rebranding any of your other 1000+ domain names.

Yours faithfully,

A. Barrow

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Mr Barrow,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 6th August 2013. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20131139.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear A. Barrow


Please find attached the response to your request for information,
reference RFI20131139



Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Complaince Team


BBC Information Policy and Compliance

BC2B6, Broadcast Centre

201 Wood Lane

London W12 7TP, UK


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