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auDA .au Survey - Thanks for telling members. NOT

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Lemon, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. snoopy

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    AUDA .org.au regulations are broken, hard to get one even for a real non profit. Many just give up on it and buy a .org. Probably a better choice anyway as .org.au doesn't resonate with people like .com.au does.
     
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  2. Rhythm

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  3. DomainNames

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    Up to auDA and the Board members from here....easier for them to phone the guy his mobile number is listed
     
  4. snoopy

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    More $$$ if anyone can register it. CEO has already mentioned positioning it as a international.

    Plus side is all the garbage will screw it up in term of value. As someone else said today AUDA doesn't really understand what they are messing with, they see it as a new sales channel but don't understand the potential for damage.
     
  5. DomainNames

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    I hear some members of the auDA Board are unhappy with the .au issue and surveys etc and are speaking up to auDA and the board officially.... smart move to distance themselves also from the auDA mess.

    I would suggest SPEAK UP and they write official letters Cc the Minister and keep copies.. They can pull that letter out later when it may be useful... to Asic, ACCC, Government, Media, Members, Courts....

    ASIC http://asic.gov.au/about-asic/asic-...t/whistleblowing/guidance-for-whistleblowers/

    Information about whistleblowers
    ASIC and whistleblowers

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    Warren Day, Senior Executive Leader, Assessment and Intelligence talks about ASIC's role in relation to whisteblowers.

    Read the transcript

    The Corporations Act and whistleblowers

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    How the Corporations Act recognises and protects whistleblowers.

    Read the transcript


     
  6. snoopy

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    If members were only going to write *one* letter who would you recommend they write a letter to?

    I think if we can come up with a very clear and simple message here we could get a good result. In my view the government is looking at AUDA very carefully right now, we know Canberra has "concerns" about AUDA and its plans, and with enough very targeted mail the government may well listen.
     
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  7. DomainNames

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    Phone, email and request to meet with him in addition to the letter.

    LUKE COLEMAN
    Adviser
    The Office of Senator the Hon. Mitch Fifield
    Minister for Communications
    Minister for the Arts
    Manager of Government Business in the Senate
    P: 02 6277 7480
    M: 0414 728 720
    E: Luke.Coleman@communications.gov.au
     
  8. DomainNames

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    FYI The internet, admin and domain name system now comes under Australian Critical Infrastructure ........
    https://www.ag.gov.au/NationalSecurity/InfrastructureResilience/Pages/default.aspx
    Critical infrastructure resilience
    Critical infrastructure provides services that are essential for everyday life such as energy, food, water, transport, communications, health and banking and finance.

    A disruption to critical infrastructure could have a range of serious implications for business, governments and the community.

    The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy, which comprises a policy statement and a plan for practical implementation, aims to ensure the continued operation of critical infrastructure in the face of all hazards.

    This department is the lead agency for critical infrastructure. We are responsible for the Critical Infrastructure Centre and managing the Trusted Information Sharing Network, an environment where business and government can share information on critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and techniques to assess and mitigate risk.

    Critical Infrastructure Centre
    The Critical Infrastructure Centre provides a coordinated and cohesive approach to the security of Australia's critical infrastructure.

    The centre was established on 23 January 2017 and brings together expertise and capability from across the Australian Government into a single location to better manage the national security risks to our critical infrastructure. It has a number of key functions including:
    • identifying our most critical infrastructure
    • developing coordinated, whole-of-government national security risk assessments and security advice
    • developing risk management strategies
    • supporting compliance.
    The centre will perform its key functions in close consultation states and territory governments, regulators and private owners and operators.

    The centre supports the foreign investment framework by facilitating more coordinated, comprehensive and timely national security advice to government. The Foreign Investment Review Board continues to assess and manage investment proposals on a case-by-case basis.

    The centre will develop a critical assets register to build a clearer picture of critical infrastructure ownership in high risk sectors and support more proactive management of the risks they face.

    Public consultation
    On 21 February 2017, the Critical Infrastructure Centre released a discussion paper outlining the complex and evolving national security risks of sabotage, espionage and coercion to our critical infrastructure. The paper sought views on how the centre can work together with state and territory governments and industry to best manage these risks. Submissions in response to the discussion paper closed on 21 March 2017.

    For more information and to view submissions received, visit the Strengthening the national security of Australia's critical infrastructure page.

    Organisational resilience website
    Organisational resilience is critical for business to be able to respond to short term shocks—such as natural disasters or significant changes in market dynamics—and take advantage of long term trends and challenges.

    In particular, organisational resilience will help critical infrastructure organisations better manage unforeseen or unexpected risk and threats to the continuity of essential services.

    This new website is an important source of information for Australian businesses and individuals, and features the Organisational Resilience HealthCheck—a free tool to help respondents identify their organisation's resilience potential.

    Whatever position you hold in your organisation, the HealthCheck can assist you and your team develop a shared understanding of your organisation's progress towards resilience, and identify possible treatment actions.
    For more information, visit the Organisational Resilience website.

    https://www.ag.gov.au/Consultations...ty-of-australias-critical-infrastructure.aspx
     
  9. Bacon Farmer

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    Uh oh there goes auDA's growth sales plan to sell .au to spammers .... I mean foreigners.

    It'll take just one Nigerian fraudster buying a shiny new .au and all Australian domain trust will be gone faster than .info's at $0.99 in 2001.
     
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  10. DomainNames

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    It is one reason why auDA canned Ausregistry / Neustar / Golden Gate foreign ownership of the Australian wholesale registry.....risk to Australian Critical Infrastructure.. thus the reason the new CEO has been using this term.
     
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    Can you imagine the backlash from all those stakeholders who own a .com.au, the biggest single group. The small business people like FindTim's $10k a day people. The ones that normally vote liberal.

    So Malcolm, why are you letting these fools stuff our domain system?
     
  12. snoopy

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    Given how much .com.au is regulated AUDA would probably have a heart attack once they saw foreign registrations come in. We will be a prime target given the wealth of the country and the very trusted nature of .com.au.

    How quickly will Auda take down nabbank.au, qbeinsurnce.au? Will phishers see a rise in conversion rate will an official looking tld?
     
  13. DomainNames

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    I will be applying for the MelbourneIT.au generic word domain name if it comes in :) .. I'm sure thousands of Melbourne companies in IT will also apply :) Let's see how happy MelbourneIT.com.au is themselves when this starts...Open the market.. more choice.. :) LOL

    I might even set up a domain name registry/ reseller domain name business with my new MelbourneIT.au generic domain name

    Yes I am serious
     
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  14. Bacon Farmer

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    Or MelbourneITcom.au

    auDAorg.au

    aUSregistrycom.au

    NuckleRegistrycom.au

    CrazyDomainscom.au
     
  15. DomainNames

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    If Board members are unsure of their own assurance getting the .au version of their .com.au maybe they will care a little more and change their mind when other people want to register the same name but just with the .au extension:)

    yes I'll apply for all of these also if it is "OPENED" up due to such high demand and need for more extension options..... the current 3000 domain name extensions which are available are not enough to choose from.. LOL

    ausregistry.au
    TrademarkLawyer.au
    whitecollarwebsites.au
    tppwholesale.au
    netfleet.au
    crazydomains.au
    auda.au
    elmstone.au

    ......
     
  16. snoopy

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    This style will be popular for phishing for sure. Also possibilities like defencegov.au, atogov.au etc.

    No, an almost identical extension poses no risk to critical infrastructure! Nothing to worry about AUDA.
     
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    again.. hysterics

    like most persons being of sound mind, I doubt that .au will permit such registrations
     
  18. snoopy

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    If they open up registration to overseas parties they will have little ability to prevent them, instead they'll be playing whack-a-mole with phishers.
     
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    sound mind haha...auDA and supply registrars have permitted over 1000 .id.au and .org.au names still registered which do not meet registration eligibility... auDA knows and so do some board members... what has been done? Nothing... why? auDA and board is too busy on other more important issues was the answer.

    auDA cant stop them being registered it can only do the "whack a mole" when it gets time as Snoopy has correctly stated.

    https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=NDQJWbGRA9Lr8AfS95f4AQ#q=auda+delete+names
    http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/608187/auda-asks-registrar-delete-1025-au-domain-names/
    https://www.domainregistration.com.au/news/2016/1016-australian-domains-delete.php
    "auDA's Largest "Policy Delete" Of Australian Domain Names
    October 7, 2016

    The au Domain Administration (auDA) recently initiated the biggest crackdown on cases of Unauthorised Business Use (UBU) names in the extension's history.

    It all began when the auDA, the .AU policy authority and industry self-regulatory body, began receiving an increasing number of complaints with regard to the unauthorised use of Australian company and business details in the registration of .au domain names. Rather than being a wide-ranging occurrence, this was occurring via specific registrars.

    After an extensive audit, the body determined 1025 names, registered via a particular reseller, were in breach. It directed the registrar place those names in "policy delete"; meaning to drop them from the registry. Those domains can then be registered again by a legitimate party.

    According to a Financial Review article on the recent action, the scam was a criminal endeavour with a financial motive - to convince people they were dealing with an Australian business and part with their money for goods and services they would never receive. The scam also meant victims' credit card details were compromised.

    It's believed that those involved are based overseas and the incident was a well-planned and executed scheme.

    Australian domain names enjoy a high standing in the online community as a trusted extension. The auDA's vigilance is absolutely crucial in maintaining this hard-won solid reputation; particularly where ecommerce is involved and in processes where the exchange of personal information takes place.

    "Our work continues in this area, for the good of the Australian digital community," says the auDA.

    Unlike some web names, in order to register .com.au (and other .au) addresses, the registrant must meet fairly stringent eligibility criteria. This includes one of various types of legitimate and documented connections to the country; such as an ABN, ACN or Australian trademark.

    The registrar/reseller has a responsibility of checking this information. Random checks of domain records are also carried out from time to time by the auDA to ensure criteria is being adhered to and that information supplied on records is correct."

    auDA and the supply registrars who allow such registrations may not be of sound mind you say?

    Hysterics no. Serious yes... especially to those victims of credit card fraud etc which has occurred to date which made the news headlines.
     
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    Yeah like they police .org.au's?

    C'mon, you're just holding on to the fantasy that .net.au will get a chance of getting the .au ;-)
     
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