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Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by monaghan, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. monaghan United Kingdom

    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    Like any business it must adapt. 10 year reg is a good thing from a business perspective, but perhaps not from a drop catch one.

    Then again 1 year reg will increase the drop count
     
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    Less outlay for maintaining a .uk portfolio, year-on-year renewing.
     
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    Didn't read the price hike for 1 year renewals til now. Will stick to 2 year renewing ;)
     
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    Brilliant, means one can really "get ahead" on renewals during good times, which will make it easier to ride over the rough patches.
     
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    monaghan Moderator Staff Member

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    I can see the benefit of multiple years (I'll be renewing a few of my key domains for 10 years), however, I'm less convinced on the single year. For a saving of £1.50 will that many people bother with a single year?
     
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    I think the key thing is to bring it in to line with the standard GTLD registrations (.com/.net/.org). From an end-user perspective it will make things much more straightforward. :)
     
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    Good from an end-user business perspective, a discount on 10 year would be nice though.
     
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    All for multiple year registrations, but if they want to go tinkering with things, perhaps they could start with the £10 transfer fee which IMHO is overpriced in relation to the registration cost, even more so now it's going to start at £3.50.

    Bearing in mind the number of Nominet members on here, perhaps we should collectively put forward a proposal to reduce the transfer fee...
     
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    Great news, thumbs up to Nominet on this one in my opinion.
     
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    Good news, though as mentioned would have preferred a discount, say above 5yrs to £1.50/yr
     
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    Would it not be possible to attend the AGM and propose 1 member 1 vote, yes I know the rules are against this, but should it be proposed, surely they are responsible to ask all the membership, and not on a tag voting rights based basis like now.

    Then if enough members agree to change, then things can change.

    Voting rights allocation can not be used in the vote as the proposal would be to ask all members. Can they refuse?
     
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    The drop count will increase - probably wiith shite names - a year on a chance. Savvy folks will take the longer option.
     
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    That makes no sense at all - an individual Nominet member with 1 domain and a massive company with 500,000 domains to get the same vote? That's the least fair system I've ever heard of!
     
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    I think there's an argument for a lower cap (or other similar device that "smooths" out the voting rights a little) to encourage greater participation, but it's only right that larger members have a greater say than smaller members because they pay more money, have more "invested" and have more at stake when things change.
     
  18. DomainAngel United Kingdom

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    The upper class used to think the same about voting for parliament.

    Should someone with £1m in a savings account at nationwide have more of a say than someone with £1k?

    Nominet has lots of members who are not registrars, so should say 900 nominet members together have less of a vote than 1 company with 10,000 domains?

    Large Registrars may well be the biggest revenue streams for Nominet, but they are not in it for Nominet, but for themselves of course, so why should they hold so much weight? They may well be a big customer, but apart from discounts for numbers, thats it in my opinion, the daft voting rights they have now are outdated.
     
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    As for having more invested, it is their customers who pay for the registrations not them, and each registrant is supposed to have a direct deal with nominet, so the invested argument doesn't do it for me.

    If there are individual members who have thousands of names in their own name, then yes I would do something there, but not just for a registrar making money from selling to the public.
     
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    So much hostility on this forum.
     
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    Has my post been deleted?

    I'm sure Edwin knows I'm just pulling his plonker :)
     
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