I'd love to see these money grabbers gone
I spent 5 years at Nominet and during my tenure, saw Haworth arrive.
The company was already in a heap of poo before he arrived, in terms of controversy.
There was a hope that Haworth could sort things out.
Sadly, it turned out he was hired to do exactly what transpired - milk the cow.
To attempt to turn Nominet into a mini Verisign and unravel the shackles of a 'not-for-profit' company.
I witnessed the ridiculous attempt at diversification - as the core business continued to provide 99.9% of revenue, those workers responsible for "keeping the lights on", were sidelined by the "toys" - by the "new cool" - "We want AI in everything, cried the CTO at the time! - give me the AI!"
Fuck sakes, it was shit. Those workers who kept the damn company running, were barely noticed or acknowledged.
Such an awesome company in terms of the "lower order" - some seriously talented and genuinely nice people, but a bunch of arseholes running the show - hollow, shallow greedy fuckers.