Nominet runs the registry for .uk domain names, the ccTLD for the United Kingdom. Established in 1996 with 4 staff members, they managed 26,000 domain names. The registry now has a staff of 115 and manages a database of over 7 million domain names making it one of the most popular ccTLDs in the world.
Nominet has worked hard over the years to make the .uk TLD a success and they’ve done their jobs well. .uk is the third largest ccTLD (beat only by .de and .cn). Recent surveys reveal that British internet users are six times more likely to visit a .uk domain name than a .com. 72% of their respondents said they would rather visit a .uk name than any other.