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Podcast Two spaces on the board of UK registry owner Nominet will be decided at the company's annual general meeting this Wednesday.

All registered Nominet members are entitled to vote, although postal votes have to be with the company by today. We got in touch with each of the six candidates and asked them to explain why you should vote for them. The interviews can be heard on MP3 files below.

The candidates' individual statements can be found on Nominet's website [pdf].

  • Andrew Bennett runs the website Deleting.co.uk, which offers soon-to-expire internet domain names for sale. It is also a popular forum for the UK internet community. He has vowed to make domain resale an "acceptable business model". Listen to the interview.
  • Gordon Dick is a current Nominet director who has proposed to make sure Nominet continues to be run in the interests of its members and to push the under-used ".me.uk" second-level domain. Listen to the interview.
  • Lord Erroll is one of the few peers who take an interest in internet matters and a member of several governmental bodies dealing with the internet. Listen to the interview.
  • Peter Gradwell is an internet businessman and is formerly of Nominet's policy advisory board. He has promised reform of some of Nominet's processes. Listen to the interview.
  • Angus Hanton is a small business entrepreneur who is standing specifically on a platform that Nominet reduce the cost of .uk domains to members from £5 to £4. Listen to the interview.
  • Fay Howard is the second Nominet director reapplying and a director of Nominet since 2002. She is also a representative for a number of other international internet organisations. Listen to the interview.

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