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 and is Secretary of the UK's Children's Charities' Coalition on Internet Safety. John is now or has formerly been an Adviser to the Council of Europe, the UN (ITU), the EU and UNICEF. John has advised many of the world's largest technology companies on online child safety. John's skill as a writer has also been widely recognised.
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