Nominet members have elected one of its leadership's sharpest critics to the board in a divisive election that some feared could jeopardise the not-for-profit UK domain registry's future in its current form. The results will again raise serious questions over Nominet structure. Some members have been calling for the way it …
I'd be happy
To take that £15 mill off their hands
So, if 120 people wanted to take over Nominet...
Its not really a non-profit organisation
OK, the members may not be paid for being a member, but the nature of the way the members earn their membership means that the members consist entirely of people whose reason for being a nominet member is that they earn money from the sale of domain names.
It's entirely wrong. The votes should go to the domain registrants, not the money-earning middlemen who are only there to make a profit.
Furthermore, the voting should be one vote per person, not one vote per domain, so that people cannot buy votes by registering large numbers of domains they may or may not actually be using.
No wonder he needs to be anonymous!
AC claimed "consist entirely of people whose reason for being a nominet member is that they earn money from the sale of domain names"
Wrong! Some do, some don't. Check out the benefits of membership. They are not all financial.
Number of votes cast
15% of the electorate voted, but 60% of the available votes were cast. Weighted voting is a joy - for 120 people to take it over would probably cost them several million...
Or is it just another reform pretender who is merely a fat cat in disguise , only time will tell all !
They could implement a system for making owner changes easier
Changing the owner of a domain name is an absolute pain with .uk names, involving paper form filling, faxing and so on. Is it really that difficult to make a web-based version so that this faff can be avoided? Perhaps some of the money floating about could be used to sort that out.
"They could implement a system for making owner changes easier"
The current system is excellent, takes a few weeks. If you ever had a domain name stolen you would reassess that point of view. Nominet's system is designed to make it extremely hard for someone to steal your domain name.