DCMS correspondence with Nominet since 1st July 2013

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

Please could you provide me with a copy of ALL correspondence regarding Nominet (www.nominet.org.uk) since the 1st July 2013

This should also include internal departmental correspondence regarding Nominet and the UK domain name space.

In particular please provide all communication regarding the second direct.uk consultation published on 1st July 2013:
http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-participat...

Also please include any ministerial briefings regarding these matters.

Yours faithfully,

A. Barrow

FOI, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Mr Barrow

Thank you for your information request of 17 October. You asked:

“Please could you provide me with a copy of ALL correspondence regarding
Nominet ([1]www.nominet.org.uk) since the 1st July 2013. This should also
include internal departmental correspondence regarding Nominet and the UK
domain name space.

In particular please provide all communication regarding the second
direct.uk consultation published on 1st July 2013:

[2]http://www.nominet.org.uk/how-participat...

Also please include any ministerial briefings regarding these matters.”

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(the Act).

We regret that in order to respond properly to your request we would first
need further clarification from you on the exact terms of your request.
This is because you have asked for “ALL” correspondence regarding Nominet.
Could you confirm whether you wish the Department to provide you with, for
example, all internal emails such as the attached, which, although it
doesn’t contain any specific information about Nominet, it could be
construed to be within scope of your request. In order to provide you with
all correspondence regarding Nominet, such as the attached, it is possible
that to collate this may exceed the cost limit set out in the Act.

You have however asked, more specifically, for correspondence regarding
“Nominet and the UK domain name space” and information regarding “the
second direct.uk consultation published on 1st July 2013.” If this is the
information you are most interested in, we would be able to locate this
information within the cost limit.  

We aim to deal with your request promptly once your clarification has been
received.

Yours sincerely

 

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Freedom of Information Team

4^th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
[4]cid:image002.jpg@01CE41D8.92FDC8D0[5]@dcms 
[6]cid:image003.jpg@01CE41D8.92FDC8D0 [7]/dcmsgovuk |
[8]www.gov.uk/dcms

 

 

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Dear Department for Culture, Media and Sport,

Thank you for your email dated 11 November 2013 Re: DCMS correspondence with Nominet since 1st July 2013
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

I would like to clarify my request as:

1. All official correspondence sent between your department and Nominet UK since 1st July 2013 - where the letter or email has been addressed to an official or member of staff directly and regards official business.

2. All communication regarding the second direct.uk consultation published on 1st July 2013.

Yours faithfully,

A. Barrow

FOI, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear A. Barrow

Thank you for your clarification.

We will respond substantively in due course.

Best regards

Freedom of Information Team
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
@dcms   /dcmsgovuk | www.gov.uk/dcms

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FOI, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Barrow

We write further to your information request regarding Nominet and .uk.

We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘the Act’) and we confirm that DCMS holds information within the scope of your request. However, we have determined that some of this information may be exempt from release under section 35 (formulation of government policy) of the Act. This is a qualified exemption and, as such, it is necessary to carry out a public interest test to consider whether, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

By virtue of section 10(3) of the Act, where public authorities have to carry out a public interest test, they do not have to comply with the request until such time as is reasonable in the circumstances. Due to the need to consider where the balance of the public interest lies in relation to the information that you have requested, the Department will not be able to respond to your request within the standard period of 20 working days. However, we hope to let you have a substantive response to your request as soon as possible, but by no later than 15 January.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
@dcms   /dcmsgovuk | www.gov.uk/dcms

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FOI, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Dear Mr Barrow

Further to our email of 13 December, we are writing to inform you that the Department has unfortunately not yet concluded the public interest test to determine whether some of the information requested should be exempt from disclosure under section 35 of the Act.

We apologise for this further delay, but we will write to you again by 24 January.

Yours sincerely

Freedom of Information Team
4th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
@dcms   /dcmsgovuk | www.gov.uk/dcms

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FOI, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Dear Mr Barrow

Further to our email of 15 January, we are writing to confirm that we have
now concluded the public interest test to ascertain whether any of the
information you requested, with regard to Nominet, should be exempt from
disclosure under section 35 of the Act. Please accept our apologies for
the delay in responding, however, our decision is that the information
should be disclosed.

As such, please find attached to this email the information that the
department holds which is within scope of your request. Please note that
some of the information has been redacted under section 40 (personal
information) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Section 40 is an
absolute exemption and does not require a public interest test.

Yours sincerely

 

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Freedom of Information Team

4^th Floor, 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ
[2]cid:image002.jpg@01CE41D8.92FDC8D0[3]@dcms 
[4]cid:image003.jpg@01CE41D8.92FDC8D0 [5]/dcmsgovuk |
[6]www.gov.uk/dcms

 

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information and/or wish to appeal against information being withheld from
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