Nominet is committed to net zero by 2050 and the SBTi has approved its near-term science-based emissions reduction target to decarbonise scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030. In recognition of its carbon footprint, since 2018 Nominet has invested in International or UK nature-based carbon mitigation projects.

Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security and inclusivity online. Since 1996 the company has been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Its understanding of the Domain Name System (DNS) underpins a sophisticated cyber security capability used by governments to secure their networks. Nominet's goal is for a world that is connected, inclusive and secure, and believe that technology has a fundamental and positive part to play. Its work funds an ambitious social impact campaign that aims to tackle the challenge of growing up in a digital world.

Below you will find information about the two woodland creation projects Nominet has supported in the UK, plus the Katingan peatland protection project in Indonesia. In addition, they have supported the Rimba Raya biodiversity reserve project, also in Indonesia. Both Katingan and Rimba Raya are certified under the Verified Carbon Standard. The total CO2 shown below in the dashboard includes the Rimba Raya figures as well as the projects shown.


Nominet Dashboard

trees planted

expected tonnes CO2 capture

hectares of ecosystem restored


Nominet at Arnott's Loan

This is a native broadleaf project, south east of Dunbar. The project is the creation of new Oak (75%) woodland which will connect two areas of existing mature native (SSSI) Oak woodlands. In addition there are 15% Silver Birch and 10% woody shrubs. All are planted with feathered upper edges, to ensure... Read more

Nominet at Doddington North

Doddington North is the largest planned new productive forest to be  planted in England in the last 25 years. The forest will cover an area of around 350 hectares near Wooler, in Northumberland, with 268 hectares to be planted – 42%  conifer, 20% native broadleaves, 13% mixed Scots pine and... Read more

Nominet at Katingan Peatland & Forest Conservation REDD+

The project protects and restores over 140,000 hectares of peatland ecosystems in Indonesia by helping local people build sustainable sources of income through agriculture, agro-forestry, eco-tourism and aquaculture. This prevents the conversion of the area to industrial plantations of acacia, a tree... Read more