Domain Names and Freedom of Expression

The Ministry of Injustice have a number of domains names that can be used to access the MOI and other websites.

All domains are used for a lawful purpose in line with the relevant domain registry rules. The domains are clearly not being used to commit fraud or deceive the public.

A few of the MOI domain names have recently been temporarily suspended by Nominet and then reactivated having followed their verification process.

One particular domain name has been suspended and reactivated twice following a report to Nominet by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

I am told suspension is “Something you are just going to have to live with” which seems in breach of my Human Right to “impart information and ideas without interference by public authority”

Freedom of expression

1 Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This Article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

2 The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

Article 10 of the Human Rights Act

If the public authorities don’t like certain domain names being used, then why didn’t they register them for themselves ?

MOI domains

Terms & Conditions of Domain Name Registration – The contract a Registrant enters into with Nominet when they register a .UK domain name.

Rules of Registration – The rules for the registration and use of domain names within the .UK domain and its sub-domains. These rules form part of our Terms & Conditions of Domain Name Registration and are part of the Registrant’s contract with Nominet.

Criminal Practices Policy – How we address criminal activity in .UK, .cymru and .wales. This policy is also available in Welsh.

DRS Policy – the rules and procedures governing our Dispute Resolution Service. Understanding these rules is vital.

List of domain names

A list of active domain names is updated once a year by the Central Digital and Data Office.

List of domain names as of 30 March 2023 CSV, 196 KB

What is used for ?

The Cabinet Office responded to a FOI request Historic domains name lists and detail about on the 18th September 2023.

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