It is with regret that we have today issued formal legal proceedings in the High Court against Graeme Wingate and his company That Internet Limited for publication of defamatory content. We are seeking an injunction to remove this content and prevent its publication in future.
While we are entirely comfortable with legitimate protest about Nominet’s actions or proposals, there are assertions about Nominet and our CEO published on the avoid.co.uk and that.co.uk sites that are untrue and defamatory.
The Board is united in its view that harassment and victimisation of our staff is unacceptable, and that Nominet should take appropriate action to support staff and protect our reputation.
We have written to Mr Wingate and That Internet Limited to inform them that we have been advised that some of their content is defamatory, but our attempts to encourage them to remove the content, discuss the matter or enter into mediation have been rejected.