Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/27/nominet_elections_2007/

Nominet board election is go

The runners and riders

By Christopher Williams

Posted in Law, 27th April 2007 08:02 GMT

The candidates in this year's Nominet elections have published their manifestos on what they would do with a seat on the board.

The company will be hoping to avoid a repeat of 2006's voting fiasco, which meant the winners had to be reinstated after calls for a revote.

Nominet is a not-for-profit firm with a turnover of about £14m, and is responsible for administering the .uk domain name system. Its 3,000 members are voting on which of them should take up two non-executive director positions on its board.

The company is often criticised as a quango, and in the last year has accepted that its dispute resolution rules are outdated and slow. It tried to reorganise its corporate structure too, which was a disaster, and prompted a series of Extraodinary General Meetings over the organisation's future. Top brass want to expand its remit to bid for contracts other than running .uk.

The runners and riders this year are:

Voting closes on May 2. The candidates' full statements are here (PDF), and details of the convoluted election process are here. ®