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!