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Three documents set out the procedures for creating and/or removing/renaming newsgroups within the uk.* hierarchy. GUIDELINES FOR GROUP CREATION WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY <http://www.usenet.org.uk/guidelines.html> <ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/news.answers/uk/guidelines> VOTING PROCEDURES WITHIN THE UK HIERARCHY <http://www.usenet.org.uk/voting.html> <ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/news.answers/uk/voting> THE UK USENET COMMITTEE <http://www.usenet.org.uk/committee.html> <ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/usenet/news-info/news.answers/uk/committee> These documents were accepted on 7 Aug 95 following a vote conducted in uk.net.news, with the results, respectively, of (93 yes : 13 no) (91 yes : 13 no) (76 yes : 23 no) Essentially, they provide for a Committee to be elected each October, with a person known as Control, answerable to the Committee, to oversee the process of group creation. The Committee elected in October 1998 comprises Permanent members For BTnet - Stuart Davies For Demon - Dave Williams For Pipex - Mark Turner For PSINet - James Dyer Open members Until Oct 99 Paul Carpenter Thomas Lee Until Oct 2000 Claire Speed Dave Mayall Until Oct 2001 Charles Lindsey Iain Bowen Newsadmin members Until Oct 99 Jon Harley (2 vacancies) The committee as a whole may be reached by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.