April 24, 2007; 02:22 AM
manager of Fibranet Services Ltd will stand in the forthcoming Nominet
elections in a bid to help the general public gain a greater
understanding of the UK internet registry.
“I feel passionate about Nominet and it’s future,” says Dickie Armour.
“Having worked in the industry for several years, I would like to play
a part in helping the public to have a better understanding of who
Nominet is and how the entire domain name registration process works.”
One of the cornerstone’s of Armour’s application for a non-executive
directorship is to foster a closer relationship between the governing
body and the wider internet community. He would like to see school
leavers and GCSE students receiving education and learning support from
Nominet, empowering them to develop the next generation of internet and
“Nominet runs a very efficient business and as a not-for-profit
organisation it has a cash surplus. Directing a part of this funding to
youth projects in schools and colleges would be an investment in the
future of the industry.
“The Internet is still very much in its infancy and the children of
today will be the ones shaping the Internet of tomorrow. It’s vital
that they understand how the internet works as a business service and
how this can be maintained and improved upon in the coming years.”
The Nominet elections will see two non-executive directors elected
to the board. Voting takes place at the annual general meeting, to be
held 2 May in Manchester.
Fibranet Services is the European partner of Freeparking.co.uk,
Freeparking is an ICANN Accredited Domain Name Registrar, managing over
300,000 domain names for customers in over 180 countries. Established
over 7 years ago, the Freeparking.co.uk website - which pioneered self
management of domains and DNS - is the fourth most popular .uk website
in the world, according to Minirank.co.uk.
As the general manager of Fibranet Services, Dickie has worked closely
with Nominet and the domain registration industry for several years:
“Nominet has some exciting times ahead we need to make sure that it
remains well placed to react to the rapidly changing marketplace. I
believe I will make a positive contribution through encouraging more
social interaction between members and helping to raise Nominet
awareness and understanding.”
For more information, visit http://www.dickiearmour.me.uk or cast your vote in the Nominet elections at www.nominet.org.uk.