I'd be happy
To take that £15 mill off their hands
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 …
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.
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.
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