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AFR: Unrest at the Australian Domain Administration shows little sign of abating

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by joshrowe, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. joshrowe

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  2. snoopy

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    AUDA, scrap the .au proposal and restore confidence in .com.au!
     
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    How can they scrap it when several auDA Board Members keep pushing it so hard for their own personal financial gain and that of their employers?

    Maybe remove all of the people who have Conflicts Of Interest from the auDA Board and auDA can get back to the job of improving what we have now. When wa the last time auDA or Ausregistry really campaigned for people to use .net.au and .com.au? Why not Millions of great names are still available for registraion and there is also the aftermarket option.

    auDA, auDA Board, Ausregistry ( Wholesale .au Registry Subcontractor to auDA) have a duty to support and promote what exists now. Not to devalue it, hurt or damage it.

    Numerous rumours are circulating of high level pressure regarding the wholesale .au registry contract. This may really starting to be something the Media, ACCC needs to look into along with ASIC, FIRB and others.

    Is there an amount of $30 million still to be paid to someone only if they get they wholesale registry contract renewed again and the .au extension brought in? If this is true we can all just FOLLOW THE MONEY and see behind the scenes.

    https://www.crn.com.au/news/118m-payday-for-melbourne-domain-name-firm-407350

    http://www.domainer.com.au/this-is-embarrassing-auda/
     
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  4. DomainNames

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    Josh you should let loose and post more. Speak up with what you know and get others to come forward also. It was only your FOI

    http://www.domainer.com.au/this-is-embarrassing-auda/
    1. Scott.L says

      May 1, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Ausregistry Group PTY LTD is a “Demand Class Member”? But wait, it has always been a “supply class” entity.

      Let’s do a simple search: abr.business.gov.au
      Ausregistry Group PTY LTD is not found in a ASIC search because; its name changed to BOMBORA TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD

      Who is BOMBORA TECHNOLOGIES PTY LTD?
      Neustar Inc.
      Neustar Inc. acquired Bombora Technologies and its subsidiaries, which includes ARI Registry Services.

      Who is Neustar Inc?
      An American technology company that provides domain name registry for .biz, .us .co, and .nyc top-level domains.

      Wait, this can’t be happening? Ausregistry is the Registry Operator and is listed as a “demand class” member on the auDA – with a privilege to vote to or for a demand class director whilst also, voting on the supply class side as Ausregistry PTY LTD?

      I don’t think they qualify for “demand status” do you?

      [​IMG]

      auDA Membership rules:
      9.4 Qualification for Supply Class Membership
      Any Legal Person that is a Registry Operator, an auDA accredited Registrar, or a reseller appointed by an auDA accredited Registrar, in the .au name space, qualifies to be a Supply Class Member.

      If a group of related entities (as defined in the Corporations Law) consists of more than one Legal Person who qualifies for Supply Class membership, then only one such Legal Person within the group may apply to be a Supply Class Member.

      Here’s the definition as per the Corporations Law:

      “related entity “in relation to a body corporate, means any of the following:

      (a) a promoter of the body;
      (b) a relative of such a promoter;
      (c) a relative of a spouse of such a promoter;
      (d) a director or member of the body or of a related body corporate;
      (e) a relative of such a director or member;
      (f) a relative of a spouse of such a director or member;
      (g) a body corporate that is related to the first-mentioned body;
      (h) a beneficiary under a trust of which the first-mentioned body is or has at any time been a trustee;
      (i) a relative of such a beneficiary;
      (j) a relative of a spouse of such a beneficiary;
      (k) a body corporate one of whose directors is also a director of the first-mentioned body;
      (l) a trustee of a trust under which a person is a beneficiary, where the person is a related entity
      of the first-mentioned body because of any other application or applications of this definition.

      http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca2001172/s9.html

      David says May 1, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      And George Pongas (General Manager) AusRegistry Pty Ltd is a demand class member too. Conflicts nah. Stacking nah. Smells yep.

      May 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      Simon Delzoppo, founder of Ausregistry. Hmm seems like a bonafide demand class type.

      David says

      May 1, 2017 at 11:55 pm

      Demand class members Courtney Fabian and Lucian Popaly seem to be Ausregistry employees.
    2. https://www.ausregistry.com.au/channel-talk-30-years-of-au/

      John says
      • May 4, 2017 at 12:15 am

        A sizeable % of demand members have links to supply organisations.. what has auDA done about it? Nothing… Yes they know.
     
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    Agree, the are letting .com.au slip and that would only get worse as they try to roll out a new extension. Personally I don't think any more money should be spent trying to promote .net.au though.

    AUDA can't bring in a new extension and not do damage to .com.au, the damage is apparent already,
     
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    For anyone having trouble reading the story just type "Unrest at the Australian Domain Administration" into google,
     
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    Transparency?

    Communication?

    Punchlines to the joke auDA have become.
     
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    Funny that one of them doesn't even exist anymore. The original AUDA branch stackers and now it is taken to the extreme.