2020Media Supports Reform of Nominet UK

The management of 2020Media supports the PublicBenefit campaign in it’s aims to restore Nominet UK to it’s original purpose.

The PublicBenefit aims in detail:

  1. Increase Public Benefit Donations
  2. Reduce.uk prices
    (Achieved via reducing Director remuneration and expensive future diversifications)
  3. Improve communications with members and listen to their feedback on key topics.
  4. Adopt the “UK Corporate Governance Code”.
  5. Ensure Nominet remains independent and has a strong financial future.

Our view of Nominet UK

Nominet is the Registry for all .uk domain names but also runs registry services for other domains, works in cyber security for the UK goverment network, plus a number of other tech areas. It makes large profits from the .uk domain registry business and in the past donated a lot of money to good causes.

In the past few years, there has been a deliberate attempt to transform Nominet into a commercial entity with forays into a series of non registry ventures. Alongside these, boardroom salaries have risen steadily and good cause spending has dropped.

2016 to 2020: Revenue +50%, Public Donations -38%, Top 3 Director pay +70%
2016 to 2020: Revenue +50%, Public Donations -38%, Top 3 Director pay +70%

Although members like ourselves have engaged with Nominet over the years about the direction of the organisation, our concerns have been dismissed. The governance structure of Nominet is complex and has allowed the board to continue in the way they wished.

The Campaign

The PublicBenefit campaign has changed this – a call for an EGM (Emergency General Meeting) required 5% of the membership vote and we were able to use our voting power to help reach the 5% goal. Since our EGM petition was submitted, the trickle has become a flood with 30% of members publically backing the changes the campaign wishes to bring about. This is an unprecedented amount of support and comes from all quarters of the industry.

The EGM is today at 3pm – the result should be known by 6pm.

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Domain Trustee Service – EU domains

From 1st January 2021, UK citizens and organisations are no longer permitted to hold .eu domain names (as the UK has left the EU).

We offer a Domain Trustee Service for UK citizens and organisations who wish to register or maintain a .eu domain name for business, personal or brand protection reasons.

This type of service is also called a domain proxy service or .eu proxy service.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. www.2020media.com/contact

 

Improve the Performance of your WordPress Website

A new feature launched today offers Static WordPress Hosting for 2020Media Managed WordPress websites.

In collaboration with Cloudflare Inc, the world leader in globally distributed content delivery, the new Automatic Platform Optimisation services takes your WordPress site and serves it as a static HTML site fully cached from servers near your vistors.

Results are impressive, , with a 72% reduction in Time to First Byte (TTFB), 23% reduction to First Contentful Paint, and 13% reduction in Speed Index for desktop users at the 90th percentile. This means visitors to your website see not only the first content sooner but all content more quickly.

Our Managed WordPress hosting all ready offers static content caching – which is files like images, CSS and JavaScript, but that is only part of the equation. Dynamic content is still fetched from the origin server incurring costly round trips and additional processing time.

The new option also means you can keep managing and updating content on your website in the same way and leave the hard work for performance to us. No extra steps are needed on your site at all.

Logged-in users and Ecommerce (woocommerce in the intial release) are supported too – the system checks for “cookies” – little bits of data that are unique to specific users – and bypasses the cache for them. This ensures customized content for a specific user is only visible to that user.

Interested? The service costs from £5+VAT per month and you can try it for a single month to ensure it benefits your site. Get in touch on 0370 321 2020 or by emailing us here: www.2020media.com/contact

Offer Great WiFi in your Coffee Shop or Cafe

It’s been a busy few weeks at 2020Media for installing new WiFi systems across London.

Pictured is the first Bethnal Green branch of “F*ckoffee“, where a new WiFi system was installed both here and it’s sister branch down the road. In August we installed WiFi for Fix Coffee, a trendy coffee shop with two sites in Hackney and the Barbican.

As always, a easy to use system is key, and our WiFi service delivers this above all else.

Setup on each site was completed in under 15 minutes (including the time to drink a cup of expertly barista’d flat white!)

Costs for the service are currently held at £15+vat per month, with a setup charge of between £100 and £200. Flexible contracts and loads of features you just don’t get with other WiFi solutions.