Yesterday Nominet announced who would be members of the newly formed “.UK Registry Advisory Council”.
The Council was announced several months ago, but the actual selection process for members only concluded last week.
Unlike with the Board elections where all members vote to select one or more representatives from across the entire Nominet membership, the UKRAC’s composition is by “market segment”. What that means is that there are three blocks:
- Large segment
- Mid-small segment
- Independent segment
Each segment gets two representatives, so when the nomination period ended there were multiple candidates for both the “large” and “mid-small” segments. There were only two candidates for the “independent segment” so they were guaranteed their seats. Unlike the standard Nominet elections it was also run on a “one member, one vote” basis. When the RAC is setup fully half its members will be due for election each year, so this time round half of the candidates were appointed for one year, while the other half were given a term of two years.
So who has been selected?
Rex Wickham, TwentyTwentyMedia Limited (two years)
Arnaud Franquinet, Gandi (one year)
Andrew Bennett, Netistrar Ltd (two years)
Dan Rodgers, Domain Registrar Services Ltd (one year)
Susannah Clark, Trading as ‘Girl Next Door’ (two years)
Ciprian Cucuruz, Webber Multimedia Ltd (one year)
The RAC’s background and various other documents are available here.