Webfusion chief executive elected to Nominet board
Webfusion is today announcing that its Chief Executive, Thomas Vollrath has been voted to the Nominet Board of Directors. As a non-executive director, Vollrath will help drive the strategic direction of one of the world’s largest Internet registries, managing over eight million domain names.
Thomas Vollrath explains his passion for the directorship. “Nominet has been through a series of crucial changes to its governance structure to further strengthen its constitution and ensure the .uk space continues to flourish. It is an exciting time for Nominet, and a self-regulated .uk space holds great opportunities for all internet stakeholders. It’s my firm belief that .uk has grown in such a healthy manner precisely because it is not controlled by a public body. During its time .uk has become the most trusted domain for UK consumers and businesses alike.
“In order to maintain and accelerate growth in UK e-business, I believe it is vital that we maintain the independence that has supported our industry’s’ growth so well to-date. As part of a committed and stable Board of Directors, I intend to help Nominet create a .uk environment that secures the fast paced innovation that the UK is known for.”
Thomas is an accomplished, results-oriented international business executive with experience in establishing, acquiring, integrating, and leading diverse operations in multiple international locations. He has succeeded in delivering business growth in a variety of contrasting situations, including turning around and realising significantly enhanced value in previously underperforming divisions.
Baroness Rennie Fritchie DBE – Chair of Nominet welcomes Vollrath’s election, “Thomas brings valuable experience and expertise to the Nominet Board. As a member of the Board I believe he will contribute significantly to Nominet in its next phase of development.”
Webfusion Ltd is one of the UK’s leading web hosting groups with 1.4 million hosted websites and 2.5 million registered domains.
Ranked 28th in 2010’s Sunday Times Deloitte Buyout Track 100, Webfusion offers cost-effective, feature-rich hosting packages for a diverse customer-base – from web developers, designers and hobbyists to businesses with complex e-commerce operations. Winner of 2009’s SYB Award for Best Small Business Web Hosting Provider, Webfusion’s customers benefit from market-leading security and service including: 24×7 technical support, robust Firewall server protection, one click installation, access to FTP accounts and a state-of-the-art data centre. In April 2010 Webfusion was voted fourth in the Top 10 Hosting Providers in the UK.
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Nominet operates at the heart of e-commerce in the UK, running one of the world’s largest Internet registries and managing over eight million domain names. Nominet maintains the register of .uk domain names and runs the DNS infrastructure that keeps .uk working.
It runs the technology that locates a computer in the Internet hosting the web site or email system you’re looking for when you type in a web address or send an email to an address that ends in .uk.
Nominet is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee that has members not shareholders, pays no dividends and its charges only cover its running costs. Anyone with an interest in the Internet may become a member. Nominet has over 2,800 members representing all areas of the Internet industry.
Nominet also runs the Tier 1 registry for UK ENUM, a service that combines telephone numbers and the Domain Name System to simplify the way telephone calls over the Internet work. ENUM lets callers know that you have the capability to receive VoIP calls, so allowing them to take advantage of free calls over the Internet.