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Angus Hanton resignation letter as Nominet director, 12 Nov 08

Resignation letter from Angus Hanton, Nominet director, 12 November 2008 Dear Board and Co. Secretary, I am resigning my position…

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Jim Davies resignation letter as Nominet director, 20 Jan 09

Resignation letter from Jim Davies, Nominet director, 20 January 2009 Dear Mr Gilbert I hereby tender my resignation as a…

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Nominet Board fight rolls on

Yet another extraordinary statement has come out of Nominet – the .uk registry owner – today. This time, the chairman Bob Gilbert lambastes a “number of false allegations” made in a resignation letter from former director Jim Davies.

The letter was posted on the Nominet members’ private mailing list, nom-steer, and contains “sensitive and confidential board and HR matters”. The letter provides details of an executive compensation package, accusing the CEO of unfairly profiting from the non-profit organization, and also alleges that the previous head of IT – a very nice bloke called Jay Daley – was kicked out the company for raising a concern about the CEO’s behaviour. This is just the latest dispatch in a particular nasty fight at the heart of Nominet.

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Former Nominet non-execs letter of support to CEO and Chair, 11 Nov 08

To: Bob Gilbert, Chairman, Nominet From: Former non-executive directors of Nominet: Richard Almeida, Alex Bligh, Rob Blokzijl, Stephen Dyer, Fay…

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Nominet’s election and agm

Well, Nominet’s annual general meeting finished an hour or so ago in London and thanks to Rob, we have a clear rundown of what happened.

In a nutshell: a change of accountants because Nominet is getting bigger; another bit of vote chaos that may blow up tomorrow when the result from the Board election is announced; Nominet is making too much money for its own good; a tentative move forward on another EGM to let Nominet get at ENUM and other registry services (, they say).

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Interviews with the Nominet Board candidates

There are two Board positions going at UK registry Nominet that will be decided on Wednesday (27 September) at the company’s annual general meeting in London.

Last week, Nominet announced that there were six candidates and released a statement from each. Despite the extremely tight time period (for example postal votes have to be with Nominet tomorrow (Monday)), I thought it would be a good idea to do very brief interviews with each candidate asking what I hope are the questions that Nominet members would wish to ask and then post them on the Net to help people arrive at a decision.

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