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Nominet boss jumps before he is pushed

With the almost inevitable prospect of being fired by Nominet’s membership this afternoon, CEO Russell Haworth yesterday quit the company. He will leave both the board of directors and the corner office after a “short transition” and ...
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Nominet declares member coup “invalid”

Nominet has stared fighting back against a plot by some of its members to kick out the CEO, chair and three other directors, declaring part of the plan “invalid”. The PublicBenefit.uk campaign, which currently has the backing of over 17% of...
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Domain growth dropped off in Q3, says Verisign

The third quarter saw the worldwide domain industry base of registrations increase by 600,000 names over the second quarter, according to Verisign’s latest Domain Name Industry Brief. September ended with 370.7 million names registered across all...
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Drop auctions not a slam-dunk, says Nominet

Nominet has responded to criticism of its plans to introduce registry-level .uk drop auctions by saying it’s not about money-grabbing and is not guaranteed to even happen. Registry MD Eleanor Bradley today blogged: In some quarters the commentary...
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Nominet considers auctioning expiring .uk domain names

.Uk registry plans to bring more clarity to expired domain process and possibly auction domains. Nominet, the registry for .uk domain names, is considering introducing an auction model for expiring domain names. The registry asked for feedback last year about making the drop more transparent so that people would have a better understanding of how […]

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