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Penman pens resignation?

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  1. retired_member11

    retired_member11 Retired Member

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    So Mike 'Goodness-Snakes' Penman has quit Nominet - is that right?

    What happened?
    Perhaps he sees richer pickings as a tag holder?
    All that accumulated knowledge - a consultant perhaps?
     
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  3. invincible

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    Not that I know. When I last spoke with "THE GREAT ONE" :p :mrgreen: he mentioned that he acquired his Nominet tag so he could become familiar with the workings of the automaton, because there was another job within Nominet he was interested in applying for (and that job required automaton knowledge). Whatever he has decided to do (I don't even know if he has left, but if he has why wasn't I told) :p :mrgreen: I like to be the first to wish him, and his snakes, well. He sometimes had a particular sense of humour which made me chuckle and I will miss talking to him.
     
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    Check out his acorn profile. "Ex" suggests a new career has begun. Who will I cross swords with now?

    Best regards Mike.
     
  5. Michael Penman

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    Exes and excess

    Yes, I'm in the process of leaving Nominet for reasons that I'm sure will become apparent when I publish my resignation letter. (Well, parts of it. Nominet's confidentiality clauses are tight, and they have a legal fund commensurate with their surplus and the MD's bonus package.)

    To answer several questions in advance:

    1. I won't be drop catching. I'd be crap at it and it conflicts with a lot of what I believe.

    2. I will be offering a fixed-fee consultation service for the DRS, and a no-win no-fee* representation service. Nobody outside the DRS knows it better than I do, and most inside the DRS don't, either. (*Which is to say, no fee if I don't get the result I promised you in the consultation, which may be a mitigation rather than a win.)

    3. My tag really was to play with the automaton. However, I may now join Nominet (for the voting rights and for nom-steer) and, as I'll have the member's rates, use my tag for my own snake-related business website.

    4. I'll still be ignoring Grandin's trolling.

    5. Though I'll be more open about the Nominet's and the DRS's faults than I was allowed to be before, I'll still be defending the DRS when people stupidly attack it, and probably more vorciferously now that I'm not fettered. Good people work in the team and aren't necessarily allowed to shout for themselves when subjected to stupid attacks here and elsewhere.

    I'm happy to continue to spar with my old DRS sparring partners here or on the phone. As I'm thinking of being a stay-at-home dad from January, it'll help keep my brain functioning!
     
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    Nice one - good luck. Looking forward to Penmangate.
     
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    Good luck with it, a pity you may use what you know about some of us against us and the way we think and fight but that's life I suppose, there are risks in everything. I'll say one thing, you're a good mediator. ;)
     
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    Good luck Mike. Hopefully I'll never have to use your services, or defend against them! In the nicest way of course.

    Best

    S
     
  9. aqls

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    Good luck, Mike.

    I hope your dislike of dropcatching won't cloud the real issues that need addressing but that are nonetheless suggested by dropcatchers!

    It is certainly a benefit to all of us to have someone involved that takes an intelligent and not one-sided view about it.

    -aqls-
     
  10. olebean

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    Its nice to see a male professional considering family over his profession...

    My fear will be that mike will use his knowledge to sell out to corporates...
     
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    wowzers with that salary that must be looking for school leavers. :(
     
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    DRS Service

    The money can be derived from corporate clients...easy to find trade mark infringement domain name on acorn and other such sites.

    I personally think if you want to trade such names you better keep them 'under wraps'. Whilst Nominet have decided to sit back and watch people register and talk about names that resemble trade marks I am sure alot of money can be made from trade mark holders with a drs consultancy service

    Lee
     
  14. rob

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    That job was there pre-resignation so not likely the be a straight replacement.

    Not much point as there is the PRSS :)
     
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    revenue

    Rob...Is that the purpose of the prss system ie. to help 'rights' holders to get hold of their rights?

    Lee
     
  16. aquanuke

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    Thats what it says on the packet.

     
  17. static

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    Cross reference trademark and whois database with PRSS and make a lot of money selling domain 'acquisition' services to UK PLC. Good for some and very bad for others.
     
  18. sneezycheese

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    ...Any news on when Mr. P. will be dishing out the dirt?! :twisted:
     
  19. Whois-Search United Kingdom

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    Maybe hes had to sign a confidentiality contract? Just like Mr T' in the bounce.co.uk case?

    Anyway I've found you the perfect job sneezy:

    Nomainet Job Vacancies

     
  20. sneezycheese

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    ...It's a shame if that's the case - with there being so many secrets and therefore so little truth, it's very sad indeed! :(

    ... :mrgreen: Very funny! - It would be worth it just to go for the interview questions and my enevitable replies! :twisted:
     
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