Endorsing and recognising UK businesses who are making the most of being online
What is the UK Domain Leaders Programme?
The UK Domain, run by Nominet, has launched a new programme to recognise small businesses that are leading the way online with great .UK websites. As one of Nominet’s purposes to support small businesses getting online, it is endorsing this programme to encourage more businesses to use a .UK domain, promote those in the UK already making excellent use of being online and to demonstrate the benefits of being part of the .UK family.
Who are the UK Domain Leaders?
The UK Domain Leaders are a community of .UK advocates who attribute much of their business’s success to having a website and using a .UK domain. The UK Domain have selected and endorsed these businesses to showcase their stories of how being online has worked for them in a series of case studies.
If you join the UK Domain Leaders programme you will experience a number of benefits. These include:
- Having a platform to tell your business story through our case studies, social media and blogs.
- Increasing your business profile by being part of national Nominet and UK Domain marketing campaigns.
- A link from the UK Domain website to your own website.
- Access to business insights, market research and a chance to keep up to date with the online industry.
- Badge to promote on your website and any other marketing materials or social media platforms you use.
- Access to events.
- Free digital skills training opportunities.
- Invitation to join LinkedIn Group to connect with other small business owners and experts.
Joining the Programme
If you have a .UK domain (which includes .uk, .co.uk, .org.uk, and .me.uk) and you have successfully used your website to grow your business, or know someone who has, you can nominate yourself or others to join The UK Domain Leaders programme.
Please email us at [email protected] with the following details:
- Company name
- Company type
- Website URL
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Brief outline on how the company has used its website to grow its business.
All businesses nominated for the scheme will be reviewed by members of the Nominet team to see whether they match the selection criteria. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee every nomination will make it into the scheme, but we will aim to feedback within five working days.
What do I need to do to become a member?
Your website will be nominated and we will contact you about becoming a member. If you wanted to nominate yourself or someone you know who has used a .UK website to grow their business please email us at [email protected] with your name, company name, company type, URL, email address, telephone number and a brief outline on how the company has used its website to grow its business.
All businesses nominated will be reviewed by members of the Nominet team to see whether they match selection criteria. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee every nomination will make it into the scheme, but we will aim to feedback within five working days.
How much will it cost?
How much time do I need to dedicate to the programme?
There is no minimum or maximum, just as much time as you can spare.
How long will the scheme run for?
It’s an ongoing programme.
Who else is a member?
Bianca Miller is one of our leading ambassadors. See who else is getting involved in our case study category and in our social media communities.
Who is Nominet and how is this programme related to them?
Nominet is the official registry for all .UK domain names and runs The UK Domain. Nominet is running the programme because they would like to promote businesses in the UK making great use of the internet, as well as encourage more businesses to use a .UK domain.