Lesley Cowley Departure

Nominet have just announced that Lesley Cowley is stepping down from Nominet, the private company that runs the .uk domain space.

Nominet has been mired in controversy for the last few years, most recently when it was found guilty of disability discrimination in an employment tribunal case brought by a whistle blower.

Personally I’ve felt recent consultations on policy changes have been nothing more than whitewashes with the decisions already made.

I believe Nominet has not proven itself to live up to the “open, free and neutral” internet that it claims to believe in, and I can only hope the departure of the long-serving CEO will result in a change of culture for the better with a more bottom-up, consultative process coming into the company.