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Discussion in 'Nominet General Information' started by Whois-Search, Jun 29, 2013.

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  1. Whois-Search United Kingdom

    Whois-Search Well-Known Member

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    It is time we sent a message to the Nominet board that disrupting our business models with direct.uk and a new registrar agreement for months and months on end is just not on. In my view Nominet is owned by it's 2,851 members and the 10 board members need reminding who actually owns this company.

    If we do nothing and the board gets their way by next year we will be faced with:

    - An extra executive board member with a vote (CCO job currently vacant)
    - The re-election for three years of the highest ever paid chairman (currently on £90,000)
    - NED elections once every three years instead of every two years
    - The same non-executives on the board for at least 9 years instead of 6 years
    - The introduction of direct.uk at double the cost price of .co.uk (£5 per year)
    - .co.uk registrants losing the rights to direct.uk extensions to older .me.uk's or .org.uk's
    - Expired domains being auctioned off directly by "Accredited Channel Partners"
    - Promotional activity and "other incentives" for "Accredited Channel Partners"
    - More five star dinners for "Key Nominet Partners"
    - Sanctions against TAG holders for which ever reason Nominet see fit
    - Three tier TAG classifications with 'benefits' for the highest class
    - The value of our .co.uk portfolios decrease overnight especially recently bought/caught .co.uk
    - .wales/.cymru being sold directly by Nominet and we become 'resellers' of them


    This really is the last chance to save Nominet from being captured by the Top 10 members and it's board members. We must unite together as members, businesses and competitors to stop this madness and greed.

    Therefore I am asking you to contact every single member you know with a vote and DEFEAT the following:

    1. Resolution 4
    A) Creating an additional seat for the executive on the Board
    B) Extending the term for member-elected Non-Executive directors to 3 years from 2014
    C) Removing the 6-year limit on non-executive director terms

    2. The re-appointment of the Nominet Chair

    3. The re-appointment of the Nominet's preferred NED candidates

    MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL WE MUST GET PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY VOTE !!!!

    Here are the voting rights:
    http://www.nominet.org.uk/sites/default/files/List-of-voting-rights.pdf

    Find members on the list you know and email them now!
     
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    Retired_Member38 Banned

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    Yet you don't feel it worth mentioning all of the charities who'd lose out if you flip that around and give everything to .co.uk... which in reality makes things significantly worse.

    Hardly breaking the bank is it?


    Who cares? Domain no longer wanted >> SOMETHING >> domain comes back into use.

    Outside of drop catchers and domain registrars, do you think anyone gives a shit what the SOMETHING is?


    Probably the most pathetic point of all. Investments can go up and down in value. Why do you think someone else should step in and make good on your potential losses? Are you a high street bank?
     
  4. GreyWing

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    Some at Nominet have in the passed advocated taking domains back up to £90. Members are the ones stopping them raising prices up to now on .co.uk's

    £5 is the tip of the iceberg anyway, .uk may only be sold to via a limited number of accredited registrars. add £20 through that monopoly.

    People pay 123-reg / Heart Internet for domains that aren't renewed at the moment. Imagine that happening and 123-reg keeping your name to add insult to injury. Are they going to send their customers reminder emails? When they stand to gain by not doing so?

    Nominet members have a responsibility to protect the public as well.

    It's been covered elsewhere so won't go into it to much but a stable platform brings in investment onto that platform. The London stock exchange couldn't just start changing the rules like this (legally they could I suppose). But Investors would be running for the hills like they do in countries like Zimbabwe as someone ceases the farm. Nobody is going to be investing in new farms.

    Anyway, back to Andrews request. It is extremely serious guys, we really need to vote on the above issues to stand any kind of a chance at having a say in how Nominet is run.
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    @ Whois-Search. Voted this way on day one. Hopefully others will too.
     
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    Stephen Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for raising the matter in such a strong and forceful way.
     
  7. philiporchard United Kingdom

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    +1
     
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    just submitted my votes
     
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    I'd be happy to see the entire board replaced after witnessing the complete balls up they've made of things lately. How do I vote?
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    If you are a member of Nominet you should have received your voting credentials by now.
     
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    Don't think I have. Will have to check my spam folder.
     
  12. foz

    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Will be from; help@popularis.org
     
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