ISPA Nominated for ‘Raising Industry Standards Award’ -

ISPA has been announced as a finalist in 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.

ISPA Secretary General, Nicholas Lansman said, "ISPA is proud to be recognised by Nominet’s highly-regarded Best Practice Awards for the continued commitment of the members of the association to ensuring high standards are maintained."

Get Ready to Celebrate at the 11th Annual ISPA Awards

The ISPA Awards is only a week away and tickets are on their way to all the guests. Those that haven’t bought a ticket had better book now, as there are only a few places left -

The black tie dinner and awards ceremony will take place at the plush London Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel, which is five minutes from Bond Street tube station. Guests should arrive at 7.30pm with dinner starting at 8pm. ISPA is pleased to confirm comedian Matt Green as the compere for the evening.

The ISPA Awards are the only Internet awards designed to reward excellence in the Internet industry, and attract the UK's top Internet companies, industry figures and parliamentarians. Sponsors this year include F-Secure, Magrathea and UKFast.

For information on tickets, or discount on accommodation at the Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel please contact or go

ISPA gains new member

Optenet (, a global IT security company and provider of high-performance content filtering solutions, joined ISPA this month.

Nicholas Lansman, Secretary General of the Internet Services Provider's Association (ISPA) said, "We are pleased to welcome Optenet as ISPA's latest member and look forward to their input on areas of Internet policy. As members of ISPA, Optenet will have the opportunity to shape ISPA policy through Subgroups as well as enjoying many other benefits of ISPA membership."

ISPA In the News

ISPA was quoted in the news on a range of issues including copyright and the Digital Britain Report.