Nominet have, not surprisingly, issued a statement this afternoon regarding recent activity on their board:
Statement from the Chairman of Nominet regarding the resignation of Jim
Davies as a Non-Executive Director of Nominet
We acknowledge the resignation of Jim Davies as a Non-Executive Director
of Nominet, published on 20th January 2009. His resignation follows a
long-running dispute with the Board about his conduct as a Director
following his election in May 2008.
Mr Davies has made a number of false allegations in his resignation
letter, together with details of sensitive and confidential board and HR
matters. Once again, this is a clear breach of his duties. Due to the
seriousness of the allegations made, we will respond and provide as much
clarity as we can to our members.
We will consider the appointment of a replacement non-executive director
in due course.
We understand that accusations and confidential disclosures have a real
impact on our staff, colleagues and members. We wish to express our
sincere thanks to those that have dealt with this highly distracting issue
with both professionalism and extreme forbearance. We hold fast to our
view that what is fundamentally a disagreement about Nominet’s future will
not overshadow or undermine the excellent work that is taking place in
support of our members, customers and the wider Internet community.
We continue to believe that whilst such disagreements happen, they should
be dealt with in a professional manner, with the benefit of independent
guidance and input. We remain committed to ensuring that Nominet is
governed according to best practice principles. The governance review,
which we announced last year, led by Professor Bob Garratt, is making good
progress and we will keep our members and stakeholders posted regarding
the outcomes (expected in March this year).
Our priority remains: to ensure the continued smooth running of .uk and
deliver a secure and robust service to our members, registrars and