Apr 092014


Emily Taylor, ex Nominet employee and outspoken critic of the UK’s national registry, has published an open letter calling on Nominet’s top registrars to ensure the registry’s Board is operating in a way that protects the public interest.

“Last year, your 10 companies determined the outcome of Nominet’s director elections,” says Taylor in the letter. “All backed Nominet’s preferred candidates. All but one voted in the same pattern.”

Taylor ends the letter with a stern “You are the effective regulators of this national resource. Half of you are based outside the UK. You are damaging the credibility of self-regulation of this national resource, and I ask you to set aside your private, commercial interests, and hold Nominet’s directors to account. Do your duty!”