Yes, Andrew launched this petition today. It needs 5% of votes OR 100 members to sign. 11 have signed in the first few hours. The problem is that the voting system is so weighted in favour of the very large registrars, that unless they were on board, any petition or extraordinary meeting that was called could be a statement of members' feelings (and reasoned arguments) but could be blocked by large companies. But I think members have a right to put their case on their own initiative and on their own terms, and not just be 'handled' and 'navigated' by Nominet through its own chosen processes. There is a case for an extraordinary meeting. I see no reason why there shouldn't be a counter narrative. After all, why should anyone be afraid of open process? Does everything always have to be controlled from the top? As it impacts on ordinary registrars' real lives, at a crucial time in the history of UK domains, and a crucial time of pandemic, I think it's pretty reasonable if an extraordinary meeting is called. The circumstances ARE extraordinary in the history of the UK namespace and for the secondary market. Because I always try to deal in realpolitik, I'll be honest, I think the Nominet executive have their own momentum and I believe they're through with what has gone before. But I think people deserve a hearing, whether a petition or a meeting. If Adelere is signing it, that's good enough for me - not because I am backing any specific methodology - I'm increasingly aware of multiple problems and challenges in all this and what I want is simply fair process and I want to hear what people suggest - but Adelere is a man of decency and honour, who has treated me very well in transactions. I don't think it's my place to be partisan at this time, but I listen to the impact these changes may have, and I think people deserve a hearing... on a platform they choose to call. Are there 88 more members who will put their names to this? I see no reason why this ought not go beyond a petition to a dedicated meeting, where time could be allowed for everyone who wants to speak, even if it takes all day, and where questions should be raised, and answers required, however uncomfortable that may be.