Curiouser and curiouser


An interesting sequel to my last blog: I have just read an amazing piece which gives quite an insight into the way Nominet works and therefore how the .uk domain namespace works. It wasn’t comforting or reassuring reading.

It seems a comparatively small number of companies which have a substantial commercial interest in the sale of domain names have a huge amount of power and influence over what Nominet does. Hmmmm.

About John Carr

John Carr is one of the world's leading authorities on children's and young people's use of digital technologies. He is Senior Technical Adviser to Bangkok-based global NGO ECPAT International, Technical Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online, which is administered by Save the Children Italy and an Advisory Council Member of Beyond Borders (Canada). Amongst other things John is or has been an Adviser to the United Nations, ITU, the European Union, the Council of Europe and European Union Agency for Network and Information Security and is a former Executive Board Member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety. He is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John has advised many of the world's largest internet companies on online child safety. In June, 2012, John was appointed a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. This was renewed in 2018. More:
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