Police.uk domain names

John Brown made this Freedom of Information request to National Policing Improvement Agency

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Dear Sir or Madam,

The website for Nominet, who manage the .uk TLD includes a page [http://www.nic.uk/registrants/aboutdomai... concerning the delegated management of domain names. On this page is states: "Applications for police.uk domain names need to be approved by the National Policing Improvement Authority (NPIA)."

I am making a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I would like to know about the rules and procedures concerning the management of domain names in the police.uk sub-domain. Please would you provide the following information:

(a) Please would you release an electronic copy of the rules covering the criteria for approving a police.uk domain name;

(b) Please would you provide a list of all domain names registered in the police.uk sub-domain;

(c) Please would you identify on the list provided in response to (b) above, which of the domain names are used/operated by organisations which have a limited company status (i.e. are not police forces, police authorities, local authorities or government departments or agencies).

Yours faithfully,

John Brown


Dear Mr Brown

Thank you for your recent request for information, about Police.uk domain names, dated 1st March 2009. Your request was received on 1st March 2009 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We have logged your request which is receiving our attention. Your request reference number is 46634.

Please quote this reference number in any further correspondence or call relating to this enquiry.

Further information about the NPIA is routinely published on our website at www.npia.police.uk or through our publication scheme. If you require any further assistance in connection with this request please contact us at our address below.


Lisa Thorpe
Front Line Support Officer
National Policing Improvement Agency

Email: [NPIA request email]
Website: www.npia.police.uk

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Dear Mr Brown

Please find attached the NPIA's response to your request.

<<NRSB99-0111-090310 Final Response 46634.pdf>>

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