List of Domains Names affected by Nominet Direct.UK proposal

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Dear Department for Transport,

Nominet is proposing to introduce direct .UK names such as BBC.uk, Culture.uk, Nature.uk alongside the established .uk structure of .co.uk, .org.uk, .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .police.uk, .sch.uk, .nhs.uk, me.uk etc.

The Nominet consultation about Direct.UK has (in addition to commercial questions) thrown up many questions around security, which are currently being debated among public bodies and organisations.

A broad summary of the debate can be found at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/in...

A copy of the Nominet proposal can be found here: http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/...

A list of articles published on the issue here: http://www.mydomainnames.co.uk/articles....

In the light of this debate and in the public interest may I ask that your organisation provide the following:

1. A complete list of all domain names managed, maintained, authorised or in any way paid for or operated by your organisation on behalf of itself or on behalf of any bodies or agencies for which it has oversight in any way. For the avoidance of doubt, this should include any domain name ending in .com, .org, .net, .co.uk, .org.uk, .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .police.uk, .sch.uk, .nhs.uk, me.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, etc

2. All communications (written or otherwise) and information regarding the Nominet proposal quoted above. This request includes (but is not limited to) any correspondence with Nominet, any correspondence between your organisation and other government bodies of any kind or any organisations in the charitable sector.

3. Information about any assessment or study (by internal or external experts) undertaken regarding any impact (financial, SEO, technical or otherwise) of the Nominet proposals on any domain name listed under 1 or its associated website.

4. Information about any correspondence or discussion (internal or external), between your department and any other individuals or bodies about the potential financial, legal or reputational risks to your department or any of its subsidiaries arising from the Nominet Direct.UK proposals to create names that are confusingly similar and could pose a security risk, e.g. resulting in misdirected sensitive email messages and phishing attempts on government domain names.

I look forward to receiving a response to this request and in particular the list of domains under point 1.

Yours sincerely

Mrs A. Barrow

Ivan Pocock, Department for Transport

Dear Mrs Barrow,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated reference number P0009756. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Ivan Pocock
Department for Transport
Information Rights & Records Unit
D/01, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Dharampal Singh, Department for Transport

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Dear Mrs Barrow

 

With reference to your recent information request please see the attached
letter.

 

Regards

 

Dharampal Singh

Digital and CIO Office 

Tel: 020 7944 5062
GTN: 3533 5062

 

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Dear Mr Singh,

You say that my original request exceeds the cost and time limit of the FOI act.
Please could I narrow my request just to include the original question 1, which I repeat below for ease of access.
I am interested in a list of names which should already be held and administered by your central IT department and should therefore be easily accessible in less than one hour.

The purpose of my request is to see how these names will be affected by the introduction of .UK by Nominet and to get your department to think about this issue.

1. A list of all domain names managed, maintained, authorised or in any way paid for or operated by
your department on behalf of itself or any bodies or agencies for which it is responsible. This should include any domain name ending in .com,
.org, .net, .co.uk, .org.uk, .gov.uk, .ac.uk, .police.uk, .sch.uk, .nhs.uk, me.uk, .ltd.uk,
.plc.uk. etc.

I thank you in advance for this information.

Yours sincerely,

A. Barrow

FOI-ADVICE-TEAM-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Mrs Barrow

Request for Information ref:F0009944

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which has been allocated the above reference number. A response will be issued to you in due course.

Regards,

Department for Transport
Information Rights & Records Unit
D/01, Ashdown House
Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN37 7GA

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Dharampal Singh, Department for Transport

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Dear Mrs Barrow

 

With reference to your recent information request about domain name
information held by our IT services department please see the attached
letter.

 

Regards

 

 

Dharampal Singh

Digital and CIO Office 

Tel: 020 7944 5062
GTN: 3533 5062

 

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