All about Netistrar Limited - Domain Names at Trade Prices. Find out what we offer, learn about us, and meet the key players.
What we offer
Netistrar is a UK based ICANN Accredited Registrar licensed to sell domain names, such as .COM, .ORG etc. and 100’s of New Generic Top Level Domains such as .TOP, .XYZ etc. We are also a Nominet UK Accredited Channel Partner licensed to sell .UK, .CO.UK, .ORG.UK domain names.
Domain Names are a complex product, and key to routing internet traffic to your website, email and more. They are also critical for your brand, and the process of buying, selling, transferring, and establishing domain name ownership is regulated by ICANN and others.
Netistrar offers domain names at trade prices to business customers, organisations, not for profit and more. We also offer products to consumers (who are not providing services to others) and manage a consumer website called ENWAU.WALES.
We also provide products and services that complement our core offering of domain names:
- An API for integration to your own systems and apps
- White label services for resellers, trade customers and hosting providers
- The Netistrar Control Panel for resellers and registrars.
- G Suite including Business Gmail which we auto-configure to work with your domain names
- Bulk tools
- A Business Name Generator to help you find available domain names for your business.
We have a number of other products in the pipeline for release in 2019.
- A website builder
- Hosting packages
- Security products
Establish in 2013, Netistrar was founded by four domain name industry experts and the software, security and research company Oxford Information Labs.
At that time, the domain name industry was undergoing a transformation from a small number of Top Level Domains on the market (such as .com) to the new gTLD environment - with more than 1,000 new domain endings to choose from.
At the heart of Netistrar, is a world-class software development team, who have built software and undertaken data-driven research for the domain name industry, including ICANN, EURid and Verisign, and for central and local government, the BBC, insurance, charity, not-for-profit, retail, and education sectors. We are proud to have developed Netistrar’s software and systems from the ground up, offering our customers unique benefits and impressive features.
Meet the team
With over 60 years industry experience between them, Netistrar’s four founders are experts in the field of domain names. Here is an introduction to them and some of their great team.
Emily is the Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House's International Security Department, and CEO of Oxford Information Labs - Internet Intelligence, Software and Research. A lawyer by background, Emily is responsible for Netistrar's legal and compliance work. She has undertaken volunteer work in the multistakeholder internet governance world, serving on the Internet Governance Forum MAG, Chair of the ICANN WHOIS Review Team, and a member of the ICANN Security and Stability Review Team, and the Expedited Policy Development Process on gTLD Registration Data.Emily has made numerous TV and Radio appearances as an expert in the field of cybersecurity, including BBC News, Sky TV, Newsnight, and appeared as the guest expert on BBC Radio 4 Now Show.
A sought-after public speaker, Emily has moderated at major conference events, and provides teaching for post-graduates at several Universities.
Mark has been at the cornerstone of Netistrar's technical development as a co-director of Oxford Information Labs - the development team behind Netistrar.
Mark is the architect behind several successful software administration systems: including Nominet's DRS system, educational systems, Text 2 Speech for the BBC and more. He also provides database expertise for the annual IDN World Report - a multi-year research project by EURid, UNESCO, with the support of Versign and the regional ccTLD organisations.
Lucien is the founder of Oxford Information Labs, and has worked in collaboration with Mark Robertshaw for over 15 years, focusing on business development, marketing, and the front-end of all technical systems. Lucien designed and implemented the original Nominet Dispute Resolution workflow, which supported more than 100 live cases at multiple stages. He provided the front end and business logic for systems across numerous sectors including local and central government, the BBC, education, insurance and the technology industry.
Lucien is a former actor for 10 years, and later qualified as a Computer Engineer, with First Class Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Masters in Business Administration.
Andrew Bennett, founded Whois-Search while at University in 2002, and worked as Domains Manager at 123Reg for 6 years. He was elected to Nominet’s Policy Advisory Board for 2 years in 2007. Andrew is a co-founder of Netistrar and as CEO has led the Netistrar team since 2013.
Nathan is responsible for UX, back-end development, and specialises in mobile apps and Angular frameworks. Nathan is also a chief contributer to the Kinikit and Kinibind open source frameworks.
Patrick joined Netistrar in 2017, and contributes to help documentation and graphics and design.
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