How did BIS transfer .uk to Nominet?

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Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Please could you let me know how ownership and responsibility for the namespace .uk was transferred from the government to Nominet and any correspondence relating to that transfer?

Yours faithfully,
Angus Hanton

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: 12/1451

Dear Mr Hanton

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 15
October 2012. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate
official at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to deal
with.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and will be responded at the latest by 12 November
2012.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information
rights unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above
in any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit
[email address]

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business,
Innovation & Skills | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London,
SW1H 0ET| www.bis.gov.uk

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FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

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Dear Mr Hanton

Please see the reply to your FOI requests BIS ref 12/1450 & 12/1451.

<<FOI 121450 121451 reply.pdf>>

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
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Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation
& Skills  | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET

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Dear Department for Business, Innovation and Skills,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Business, Innovation and Skills's handling of my FOI request 'How did BIS transfer .uk to Nominet?'.

As documents already in the public domain since May 2011 via the Nominet employment tribunal of Mrs E Taylor (of Nominet) clearly show that BIS/BERR ex-officials at least knew that Nominet did not have ministerial approval to move .uk out of government control.

See email from Martin Boyle on page 12:

"I *could* remind him that there was never any ministerial approval for N to move .uk out of
government in the first place – that’ll put the wind up… (And DH knows.) But it is a bit high risk".
http://www.that.co.uk/nominet_files.pdf

I can only presume "DH" refers to David Hendon of your department (now of Ofcom)?

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ho...

Yours faithfully,

angus hanton

FOI Requests, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS ref: IR/12/1451

Dear Mr Hanton,

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received on 22
November 2012. Your request has been passed on to the appropriate official
at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to deal with.

In line with the Information Commissioner's guidance, internal reviews
should be responded to within 20 working days unless they are complex, in
which case a response should be sent within 40 working days. Please be
aware that this does not include weekends and bank holidays. The
Department aims to respond to requests for internal reviews as quickly as
possible.  We hope to be in contact with you again shortly with a decision
on your request.  

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the information
rights unit at BIS. Please remember to quote the reference number above in
any future communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit | Department for Business, Innovation
& Skills  | Victoria 3, 5th Floor, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H OET|
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Dear Mr Hanton

Please see the attached reply to your request for an internal review of
your FOI request - BIS ref IR/12/1451

<<FOI 121451 internal review.pdf>>

If you have any queries about this email, please contact the Information
Rights Unit at BIS.
Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Kind regards,
Information Rights Unit

Security and Information Rights Unit
Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Victoria 3, 5th Floor
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
[1]www.bis.gov.uk

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