February 24, 2010
An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held on 24 February 2010 where members voted on a number of measures designed to strengthen .uk and the domain name industry.
We are pleased to announce that our members voted to change our constitution. Each of the proposed changes was supported by more than 90% of the member votes cast and all resolutions were carried.
A pdf of the Notice of the EGM outlines the proposals.
A pdf of the Votes cast on Resolutions shows the results of the voting as collated by the independent agency Polaris.
The amended Nominet constitution encapsulates our public purpose, ensuring that the board takes all stakeholders’ views into account when developing policy and making business decisions. This will ensure that:
- We conduct our business for the public benefit
- We have a well balanced board that is able to make good business decisions for the public purpose
- Our board has the ability to set prices for registrations and renewals
- We will work with our members to find a way for other stakeholders to have a voice in business decisions and policy development.
The proposals were developed following an independent governance review in 2009.