Alan Brown, the Manawatu Internet director being sued by the CEO of Domainz over comments he made on the Isocnz members' list has been suspended from the list over comments he made this week about Domainz' PR company.
Brown was suspended for two weeks by Isocnz executive director Sue Leader under an acceptable use policy (AUP) introduced by the society's council at the end of last month.
The AUP, which was formulated as a more appropriate alternative to the kind of defamation action taken this year by Domainz CEO Patrick O'Brien, provides that "abuse of any type will result in action being taken by the list owners which may include removal of offenders from the list."
O'Brien's lawsuit was one of a number of issues which led to a cleanout of sitting councillors in this year's election, but Brown's latest move is likely to strain the patience of the new council.
After being banned, Brown managed to get back onto the list yesterday by posting under Leader's name. The message referred to Leader as a "brainless bimbo".