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Nominet responds to rule-change concerns
Nominet's chairman and chief executive have hit back at claims that
changes to the company's Memorandum and Articles of Association will
over-commercialize the not-for-profit company.
Chairman Bob Gilbert told us: "There is a lot of disinformation being
peddled that is completely erroneous." Instead, both he and chief
executive Lesley Cowley insist the changes are essential if Nominet is
to compete in the fast-moving internet market.
Last week, Nominet - which runs the .uk internet registry - called for
an extraordinary general meeting next month where it will ask members
to vote for changes to the company's basic charter. It requires 90 per
cent approval for the changes to go through.
But soon after, several members of Nominet's Policy Advisory Board
started raising concerns over some of the changes. One, Hazel Pegg,
has even set up a website to outline her concerns in which she urges
Nominet members to vote 'no'.