Archive for November, 2008

Practical tips from Nominet’s domain report

We mentioned last week that Nominet has released its second annual domain name industry report (PDF, 1MB). These things usually contain a lot of fairly interesting domain name-related data. Fairly interesting, that is, if you work in the industry every day, like we do. If you have a more casual interest in domain names then [...]


Free Perl Conference in London

Not wanting Perl developers to feel left out after the PHP conference in Manchester we mentioned recently, there’s a grassroots Perl conference in London the week afterwards, on Saturday November 29th. Perl has been round for a while, but it’s still widely used in all sorts of systems, including websites (indeed there’s quite a bit [...]


Nominet registrar conference wrap-up

We’ve just come to the end of the final session at today’s Nominet registrar conference. All-in-all, it’s been an interesting day. The most noteworthy session was probably David Hendon’s keynote (covered in the previous post), and the two panel discussions were expertly moderated by Sarah Montague. A few points I’ve taken away from the conference [...]


Domain names and the UK economy – Nominet registrar conference

David Hendon is Director, Business Relations in the Enterprise and Business Group at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). It’s an awfully long job title, but he was introduced as “the civil servant responsible for the internet”, which, although not 100% accurate, should give you a reasonable idea of what he does. [...]


Nominet Registrar conference – half time at Wembley

After a wide-ranging panel discussion the conference broke for lunch in one of Wembley Stadium’s restuarants. Big stadia are strange places when there isn’t an event on, and Wembley is no exception, with large open spaces devoid of people and long corridors which seem to go on forever. Apparently it’s a kilometre to walk right [...]


Nominet .uk registrar conference – first session

The first session of the Nominet .uk registrar conference has ended. The next session starts in 15 minutes, so here’s a summary of some of the interesting points. First up was Bob Gilbert, Nominet Chairman. His quick introduction talked about a “dynamic and exciting” industry, but tempered by his opinion that the economic situation is [...]


Nominet registrar conference

The Nominet .uk registrar conference is being held today at Wembley Stadium. I’ve just arrived, after a hike round to find the right conference room. The first presentation is just kicking off, with the Today Program’s Sarah Montague introducing, so I’ll be back with an update shortly.


Calling PHP Developers in the North West

That’s the north west of England (so apologies to our readers in Oregon or Wester Ross or the north west of any other country), more specifically Manchester. PHPNW08 is a PHP conference taking place in Manchester next week.  We know that lots of you use PHP on your websites, so we thought it worth highlighting.  [...]


Live from Wembley Stadium

Next Wednesday it’s the annual Nominet .uk registrar conference. The conference is being held at Wembley Stadium, and while it’s unlikely to be most exciting event that particular venue has ever hosted, it is a chance for all the .uk registrars (like 123-reg) to get together and catch up on the latest in the industry. [...]


Dot-what? Big companies worried by extra domain extensions

In July, ICANN (the organisation in overall charge of managing the internet’s domain name system) announced it was going to allow the creation of additional top level domains (TLDs). A top level domain is the part of a domain name that comes after the final dot. Existing TLDs include .com, net and .uk. We covered [...]