The Register

The Register (nicknamed El Reg) is an English technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.[2] Situation Publishing Ltd is listed as the site's publisher. Drew Cullen is an owner, Linus Birtles the managing director and Andrew Orlowski is the Executive Editor.

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A screenshot of The Register's home page from January 2019
Type of site
technology news
Available inEnglish
OwnerSituation Publishing
Created byMike Magee
John Lettice
Alexa rankDecrease 7,194 (September 2018)[1]
Current statusactive


The Register was founded in London as an email newsletter called Chip Connection. In 1998 The Register became a daily online news source. Magee left in 2001 to start competing publications The Inquirer, and later the IT Examiner and TechEye.[3]

In 2002, The Register expanded to have a presence in London and San Francisco, creating The Register USA at through a joint venture with Tom's Hardware.[4] In 2003, that site moved to[5] That content was later merged onto The Register carries syndicated content including Simon Travaglia's BOFH stories.[6]

In 2010 The Register supported the successful launch of the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space, a project they announced in 2009 that released a paper plane in the extreme upper atmosphere.[7]

Editorial staffers include Andrew Orlowski, Paul Kunert, Gavin Clarke, Joe Fay, Chris Williams (San Francisco bureau), Iain Thomson and Simon Sharwood (Sydney office). Jude Karabus is head of production.

Readership and content

In 2011 it was read daily by over 350,000 users according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations,[8] rising to 468,000 daily and nearly 9.5 million monthly in 2013.[9] In November 2011 the UK and US each accounted for approximately 42% and 34% of page impressions respectively, with Canada being the next most significant origin of page hits at 3%.[8] In 2012 the UK and US accounted for approximately 41% and 28% of page impressions respectively, with Canada at 3.61%.[9]

In October 2013, Alexa reported that the site ranked #3,140 in the world for its web traffic, up approximately 1,516 slots over the previous 3 months. It was #2,343 in the USA.

In April 2015, following a redesign of the website, Alexa reported that the site ranking dropped to #3,430 in the world, and traffic had dropped by over 6%.

Popularity of the site continues to decline, at 11 April 2016 Alexa gives a global ranking for the site of #4,750.

As of 12 October 2017, Alexa gave a global ranking for the site of #6,602. By 12 September 2018, Alexa ranking had continued to fall still further to #7,194.[10]

Channel Register covers computer business and trade news, which includes business press releases. News and articles for computer hardware and consumer electronics is covered by Reg Hardware. Reg Research is an in-depth resource on technologies and how they relate to business.

Intel chips flaw investigation

Around 3 January 2018, The Register broke news about Google's long-ongoing investigation into Intel's processor design, which revealed that a serious flaw in the design of their chips would require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.[11]


On 7 October 2010, The Register ran an article headlined "Much of recent global warming actually caused by Sun". Martin Robbins, writing in The Guardian, criticized The Register for failing to make it clear that the fluctuation is cyclical, and that the existence of fluctuations is not new information; the Sun's 11-year solar cycle regularly warms the Earth during one portion of the cycle, only to cool the Earth about equally during the opposite portion of the cycle. The reference journal article hypothesizes that the cycles are the reverse of what is usually assumed; contrary to The Register's implications, the journal's findings and comments do not conflict with the scientific consensus around anthropogenic global warming. Robbins also criticized The Register for the repeated use of the negative term 'boffin', "common at the random-USE-of-CAPITALS end of tabloid journalism". Lewis Page published a response in The Register defending his headline as technically correct, that "the article title accurately reflected her comments to Nature...[we] made clear in the body of the piece that the research referred only to the period 2004-2007. We also reported her comments on the solar cycle and possible effects over the past century" and finishing that "down here at the random-use-of-capitals end of tabloid journalism, Mr Robbins, we DON'T CARE what YOU THINK. We are certainly not going to amend the article because you say so: and this is our response, delivered pretty much the way your request for comment was"[12][13]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ Grossman, Wendy M. (2 June 2006). "How online journalism got its UK start". Press Gazette. Wilmington Media Ltd. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013.
  3. ^ Walsh, Bob (2007). Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them. Apress, ISBN 9781590596913
  4. ^ Cullen, Drew (25 February 2002). The Register Comes to the US. The Register
  5. ^ Cullen, Drew (24 February 2003). goes live. The Register
  6. ^ Adams, Andrew A., McCrindle, Rachel (2008). Pandora's Box: Social and Professional Issues of the Information Age. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 9780470065532
  7. ^ "Paper plane launched into space captures Earth images". BBC News. 11 November 2010. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 15 November 2010.
  8. ^ a b "The Register" (PDF),, Audit Bureau of Circulations Limited, retrieved 19 January 2012
  9. ^ a b "The Register" (PDF),, Audit Bureau of Circulations Limited, retrieved 1 October 2013
  10. ^ " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Archived from the original on 13 September 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  11. ^ Wakefield, Jane (2018). "Major flaw in millions of Intel chips". BBC News. Archived from the original on 6 July 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  12. ^ Robbins, Martin (12 October 2010). "One climate paper, two conflicting headlines". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  13. ^ Page, Lewis (12 October 2010). "Guardian super-blogger flames Reg boffinry desk". Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

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History of the National Register of Historic Places

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Keeper of the Register

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Lloyd's Register

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Historically, as Lloyd's Register of Shipping, it was a specifically maritime organisation. During the late 20th century, it diversified into other industries including oil and gas, process industries, nuclear, and rail. Through its 100% subsidiary Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Ltd (LRQA), it is also a major vendor of independent assessment services, including management systems certification for quality certification to ISO9001, ISO14001 and OSHAS18001. Lloyd's Register is unaffiliated with Lloyd's of London.In July 2012, the organisation converted from an industrial and provident society to a company limited by shares, named Lloyd’s Register Group Limited, with the new Lloyd’s Register Foundation as the sole shareholder. At the same time the organisation gifted to the Foundation a substantial bond and equity portfolio to assist it with its charitable purposes. It will benefit from continued funding from the group’s operating arm, Lloyd’s Register Group Limited.

National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually. The remainder are contributing resources within historic districts.

For most of its history the National Register has been administered by the National Park Service (NPS), an agency within the United States Department of the Interior. Its goals are to help property owners and interest groups, such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, coordinate, identify, and protect historic sites in the United States. While National Register listings are mostly symbolic, their recognition of significance provides some financial incentive to owners of listed properties. Protection of the property is not guaranteed. During the nomination process, the property is evaluated in terms of the four criteria for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. The application of those criteria has been the subject of criticism by academics of history and preservation, as well as the public and politicians.

Occasionally, historic sites outside the country proper, but associated with the United States (such as the American Embassy in Tangiers) are also listed. Properties can be nominated in a variety of forms, including individual properties, historic districts, and multiple property submissions (MPS). The Register categorizes general listings into one of five types of properties: district, site, structure, building, or object. National Register Historic Districts are defined geographical areas consisting of contributing and non-contributing properties. Some properties are added automatically to the National Register when they become administered by the National Park Service. These include National Historic Landmarks (NHL), National Historic Sites (NHS), National Historical Parks, National Military Parks, National Memorials, and some National Monuments. (Federal properties can be proclaimed National Monuments under the Antiquities Act because of either their historical or natural significance. They are managed by multiple agencies. Only monuments that are historic in character and managed by the National Park Service are listed administratively in the National Register.)

National Register of Historic Places listings in Illinois

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This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Nebraska

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National Register of Historic Places listings in North Dakota

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National Register of Historic Places property types

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Naval Vessel Register

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New South Wales State Heritage Register

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The register was created in 1999 and includes items protected by heritage schedules that relate to the State, and to regional and to local environmental plans. As a result, the register contains over 20,000 statutory-listed items in either public or private ownership of historical, cultural, and architectural value. Of those items listed, approximately 1,785 items are listed as significant items for the whole of New South Wales; with the remaining items of local or regional heritage value. The items include buildings, objects, monuments, Aboriginal places, gardens, bridges, landscapes, archaeological sites, shipwrecks, relics, bridges, streets, industrial structures and conservation precincts.Typically, an item will first attract local listing, then regional or State listing. If the item is of significance to the nation, the State will advocate for listing on the Australian National Heritage List or the Commonwealth Heritage List. Finally, if the item is of global significance, the Australian Government will advocate for the item to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Orange County Register

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Queensland Heritage Register

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Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

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Register of the National Estate

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South Australian Register

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The Des Moines Register

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The Register-Guard

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The Register of the Victoria Cross

The Register of the Victoria Cross is a reference work that provides brief information on every Victoria Cross awarded until the publication date. Each entry provides a summary of the deed, along with a photograph of the recipient and the following details where applicable or available - rank, unit, other decorations, date of gazette, place/date of birth, place/date of death, memorials, town/county connections, and any remarks. The book was first published by the quarterly magazine, This England in 1981, a revised and enlarged edition in 1988 and a third edition in 1997. There is no editor noted on the cover page or the title page but Nora Buzzell is acknowledged in all three edition specially in the 1988 and 1997 editions as compiled and researched for This England by Nora Buzzell.

United States Copyright Office

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