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  • From: BlockAid DNS <webmaster AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Call for vote to drop ING
  • Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2014 15:55:05 +0000

If you're considering incorporating in the UK, I can help with that. I
qualify as a solicitor in about 3 weeks. There are a number of things you can
do, but like Tim says, if you want some kind of non-profit structure, there
is a lot of work involved. You're probably better off with a standard company
limited by shares or by guarantee, at least to hold any IP.

‎Let me know if I can help at all.

  Original Message  
From: Tim Groeneveld
Sent: Thursday, 25 December 2014 03:50
To: discuss AT
Reply To: discuss AT
Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] Call for vote to drop ING

I am with you 100% on these points. We need to move to a structure
that will give us the legal protections that we require.

This will mean that we need to incorporate.

As I have mentioned before, this does not necessarily mean
that we need to have a not for profit organisation. Just
something that will allow intellectual property protections.

(Of course, having a not for profit organisation would be nice,
but I can see it being a lot of setup and red tape for what we need).

As mentioned later in this thread, it will be a good idea
to set up a small committee so that within 6 months we will have
a legal advocacy organisation set up to protect us in the future.‎

Kind Regards,

---- On Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:57:29 +1100 Allen Schultz wrote ----
>I'd second the OpenNIC Foundation, but I'm not quite a voter in this
>community, or at least I don't think I am.
>On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Brian Koontz <brian AT>
>wrote:On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 06:10:39PM +1100, Tim Groeneveld wrote:
> > maybe this could happen [grandfathering of the domains] but I doubt it
> > highly. I have fought the good fight,  but nothing happened.  Dear Lord
> > God Almighty, please let this (and .biz before it) be a lesson that we
> > need a much better legal protections put in place if we want to seriously
> > operate in this space.
> And the only way this will happen is if OpenNIC has some sort of corporate
> structure that would allow it to stand on its own legally.  We are where we
> are right now because OpenNIC has never been a legal entity, so even if we
> have a beef with ICANN, we have no legal standing even if we did want to
> complain.
> In light of where we currently stand (or don't stand, as the case may be),
> I'd like to use this unfortunate circumstance to propose that OpenNIC funds
> be used to establish an OpenNIC foundation, to serve as the "advocacy" arm
> of OpenNIC.
> I will repost in its own thread so it's not lost.
>   --Brian

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