Councillor resigns from ISOCNZ

The Internet Society of New Zealand (ISOCNZ) has accepted the resignation of councillor David Farrar after an email he wrote outlining concerns about the management of Domainz was made public.

The Internet Society of New Zealand (ISOCNZ) has accepted the resignation of councillor David Farrar after a six page email he wrote outlining concerns over an 18 month period about the management of Domainz was made public.

Domainz is the company that runs the top level domain structure for ISOCNZ.

"At the March 2000 council meeting a motion was moved expressing confidence in the board of Domainz. I stated that I was unable to support such a motion as I did not currently have confidence in Domainz for a variety of reasons," wrote Farrar in the leaked email.

One of the other issues, says Farrar, related to his resignation is the ill-will between ISOCNZ and its members.

"Call me naive, but we should be their best friend. We're meant to be the group that's the primary industry advocacy group on behalf of users and the industry."

He hopes the new council leadership will be able to better address the issues and change the industry perception of ISOCNZ.

ISOCNZ chair Peter Dengate Thrush has taken Farrar's points and put together a list of questions that has been put to the Domainz board which he expects answered before the next ISOCNZ board meeting.

"I'm anticipating that by the next [ISOCNZ] council meeting we'll have comprehensive answers to all those issues from the board."

Dengate Thrush says Farrar probably won't be replaced on the council until the annual general meeting in June.

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