Nominet Update on Using Domain Names For Criminal Activities

Nominet logoNominet has advised that the issue group on ‘Dealing with domain names used in connection with criminal activity’ has been set up. It brings together expertise and experience from within and outside the domain name industry. A list of people who will form the core of this issue group has been established, chaired by Professor Ian Walden. The group’s first meeting will take place on 4 April 2011.

As part of this process, Nominet has also published a background report on this issue which has been prepared by Micheal O’Floinn, an independent PhD researcher at Queen Mary College, University of London. The report is intended to help those interested in the issue and help shape discussion at the issue group where appropriate.

Stakeholders can submit feedback on the report up until 31 March 2011 by emailing

The process is designed to allow stakeholders to continue to give us regular input as the issue group discussion progresses. If you would like a specific update at any time, please email the policy team –

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