The Nominet registrar meeting was held in London as a full day event on 5th March. A well attended, well organised, well managed and professional event. The Nominet staff, managers and directors were all upbeat and exciting by the challenges ahead with .uk, .wales and the new security road map products. Nominet will announce shortly a range of new Registrar products, which Nominet hopes will keep .uk domains ahead of the pack in terms of security and trust. It has been strange that although the Security road map was announced in June 2013, nothing has been published, yet nominet have been working very hard behind the scenes (almost as a commercial company would) in producing a wide range of services and products. .wales announced the .dot marketing campaign but would not be drawn on the pricing or their target number but seem to have an extensive and perhaps expensive campaign planned. .uk marketing plan in my opinion was very weak and the target market for .uk is going to be "digital natives"? .uk Nominet are going to do an email to all those that are entitled to the .uk but it will take place mid July, over 4 weeks after they are entitled to register. The logic for this was the registrars would do the job of communicating to their .co.uk clients. It was said Nominet have learnt the lessons on policy and are adapting but I'm not sure what form the new policy creation is going to take. There were interesting and thought provoking speakers and no expense was spared to make the day a success. There were a lot of stats on the new gTLD's take up, as open information on new 1,000+ gTLD's is required but Nominet would not be drawn whether they would be making zone file or numbers of new registrations on .uk available as under the current Nominet policy it could be months before anybody outside Nominet knows what is going on after 10th June. Several domainers / Acorn members were present at the event.