Thursday, October 30, 2008

Government considers nationalising Nominet?

In what has to be one of the more worrying tech stories this year, Peter Mandelson's Government department has apparently asked Nominet to "justify its independance from Whitehall". That has to be one of the more sinister threats an organization can be issued!

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/29/berr_nominet/

Good thing Mandelson himself is not sinister.

The really worrying thing is that Nominet has for years been providing an efficient, cheap and stable service keeping .uk domain names going - and the government? Well, they seem to be unable from being involved in technology issues without it either breaking, going over budget or the important bits being left on a train.

Or Jacqui Smith being put in charge of the UK's DNS. Gulp.

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