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Discussion in '.UK Domain Name Consultations' started by Marcoose, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Nigel United Kingdom

    Nigel Well-Known Member Acorn Supporter

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    Thanks for posting that link to DNJournal and that excellent article by Ron Jackson. He described the situation perfectly. Let's hope the 6 members on the board (who are making the decisions on this) read this and take in what this highly respected publisher and editor is saying.
     
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  3. getmein United Kingdom

    getmein Active Member Exclusive Member

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    It's just bonkers, that having presided over a laughable consultation (with questions designed to elicit a pre-determined response) that the board should continue to create uncertainty. In any large organisation/company - a board that had so clearly put their weight behind a proposal of this size that has failed, would quite rightly look to resign of their own volition (or face being ousted by shareholders/stakeholders).

    There doesn't seem to be any sense of individual or collective responsibility from the board about their actions.

    If this is going to be reconsidered (which I find egregious) it shouldn't be done with a board composed of members who are desperate to find any way to push this through. In my opinion the framework for the initial consultation suggests the board have self interest in .uk over and above their role to protect their existing customers.
     
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    foz Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It just makes one think that the hidden bonus structure is at play here, otherwise why go against the people.
     
  5. bulkcorn

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    Anyone else think this board has done enough for Nominet? It's high time they moved on to better things in organisations that have nothing to do with domains/uk webspace at all!
     
  6. getmein United Kingdom

    getmein Active Member Exclusive Member

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    I think the banking crisis illustrated perfectly what happens when you create the wrong/perverse incentives.

    If you're right (and I suspect you are) then the prospect of money/gongs continues to drive the proposal - so things haven't changed nearly as much as they should have, following the consultation.
     
  7. anthony United Kingdom

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    The message it sends out is that they know they've taken a pasting over all the technical and commercial merits they tried to put forward as justification, but in spite of this they are still fundamentally determined to drive it through sooner or later.

    They'll simply be licking their wounds for now until they can work out another way of getting it through!
     
  8. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

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    But there is no way and they've fired all their bullets.

    It's just facesaving.
     
  9. websaway United Kingdom

    websaway Well-Known Member

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    Nominet sent me an email saying:

    "It was clear from the feedback that there was not a consensus of support for the direct.uk proposals as presented, with some concerns cutting across different stakeholder groups. Although shorter domains (e.g. nominet.uk rather than nominet.org.uk) were considered desirable, many respondents felt that the release mechanism did not give enough weighting to existing registrants, and could lead to confusion if they could not obtain the corresponding domain.
    Over the coming months, this work will explore:"
    A revised phased release mechanism based largely on the prior registrations of domains in existing third levels within .uk and in which contention between different applicants for the same domain name should be reduced or eliminated.

    dictionary describes corresponding as:
    1.
    identical in all essentials or respects: corresponding fingerprints.

    2.
    similar in position, purpose, form, etc.:.

    If I had any doubts about whether Nominet sincerely intended co.uk and .uk to live alongside each other as seperate entities this dispells those doubts.
    They simply want every holder of a co.uk to buy a .uk as another income stream
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    Am I dreaming this, it reminds me of a bad door to door salesman trying to sell you something you don't want or need and keeps coming back withthe same stupid arguments to genuine objections to the sale.
     
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  10. DomainManagement

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    Please remember Bonuses are Stylistic , and do not need to be recorded
    officially, oh sorry or is that Just Ms Cowley`s Wishes and past Actions


    Hmmm.... Stylistic Bonuses