We, the world, are still finding our feet on the internet, or more accurately the world wide web. The www is a great place to be and at the same time full of pitfalls and nasties. Much like real, physical life really. I taught my kids not to take sweeties from strangers – that applies on or offline. In recent years I’ve added “don’t click on links you aren’t sure of” and probably a few other words of advice specific to tinterweb.
That’s a piece of wisdom relating to the www that had he but known it shows Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in action. Survival of the fittest and all that.
It isn’t just the consumer that is still trying to understand the landscape of the www. Government is, business is, as I said we all are.
The good folks at .uk registry Nominet are also trying to understand where they fit into all this. Nominet has come under scrutiny in recent years over its corporate governance.