O'Brien's new target - Domainz?

Former Domainz chief Patrick O'Brien may yet take legal action against Domainz for declining to fund further action on the alleged defamation.

Former Domainz chief Patrick O’Brien may yet take legal action against Domainz for declining to fund further action on the alleged defamation.

The possibility follows the Internet Society of NZ's special general meeting last month on O’Brien’s defamation action against society member Alan Brown. The society agreed that it should support Domainz meeting Brown’s legal costs to date and awarding him a small amount of additional compensation.

"I have been in discussion with Domainz about their ceasing to fund [the action]," says O'Brien, from Singapore, where he now lives and works, "but I don't want to make any further comment on the matter. We should get the case resolved first.

"The judge's finding [still reserved as of this week] is paramount in my mind at present."

Brown accepted the financial support and apologised for his original allegedly defamatory statement.

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