The Internet Services Provider Association has been announced as the winner of Nominet’s Best Practice Awards in the Raising Industry Standards category. The awards recognise organisations that have embraced the challenge of making the Internet a secure, open, accessible and diverse experience for all.
The ‘Raising Industry Standards’ category honours organisations that promote high standards of ethics in business, deliver an exceptional standard of customer service to online customers, promote Corporate Social Responsibility within the Internet industry and take a leading role in developing consumer confidence in the Internet.
ISPA was able to prove that it has worked with members to ensure high standards through adherence to the mandatory Code of Practice and voluntary Best Practice documents. ISPA further cited its cooperation with Government in promoting effective self-regulation and its third party dispute resolution service for consumers as examples of raising standards in the sector.
I pinched that spiel from the ISPA website but I have to say I am proud to be involved with this activity. The ISPA is a very well run professional trade association which does a great deal of good work for the industry.
Nominet, for those of you who have never registered your own .uk domain name, manages all the UK’s domain names(eg .co.uk, .org.uk). Last time I looked there were around 8 million of these. The day will come where everyone will have their own domain name. If anyone is interested, in my will in I am leaving trefor.net to my 9 year old. Funnily enough at this time he isn’t quite sure that this is a good thing. He will come around to my view in time.