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Have Your Say — Direct Registration

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by neddy, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. DomainNames

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    https://www.domainer.com.au/8-days-left-to-have-your-say/#comments
    1. Snoopy says November 2, 2017 at 10:38 am

      *This is your chance to tell AUDA whether the .AU proposal should be scrapped or not.*

      Ignore suggestions from AUDA staff that the merits of the proposal should not be discussed. AUDA hopes to quietly push this through without notifying the owners of the 3 million domains that this would effect. There needs to be a public debate on the merits of this proposal before AUDA can legitimately implement it.
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      November 2, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Why does auDA and the auDA board continue to refuse to email and contact the existing .au registrants who will be affected?

      auDA has over $10 million in the bank from domain name profits. They made another profit of over $2 million last financial year which could have been more if so much waste did not occur again on expenses and again over $1 million on “Consultants” etc. How can auDA justify over $7 million spent on “Consultants” over the years?* ( hard to get an accurate figure from auDA it may be more!).

      auDA is setting themselves up for a possible Class Action Lawsuit by not contacting all of the existing .au registrants and providing them the real facts and some proper full disclosures ( in my opinion and the opinion of some others who should know the risk).

      Some of the material put forward was false and misleading to even get to this stage. Surveys and questions where where in some cases “rigged” in my opinion… and some people are pushing for it for their own personal and company gain to the detriment of Australian business and existing .au registrants and consumers.

      https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/5...ern-over-proposed-domain-name-system-changes/
    3. “ACCAN has consulted with a number of small businesses who have expressed concern over the proposed changes to Australian domain names. There is a strong likelihood that small businesses will incur extra costs due to defensive registrations, not to mention the extra time and effort they’ll need to spend ensuring their domain name and business are protected.
    4. We are concerned that to date feedback on the changes has largely been from the domain name industry and the consultation has not adequately taken into account other perspectives such as those of small businesses. A lot of small businesses may not even be aware of the proposed changes,” she said.”

      1. https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/constitution/
        3.2 Activities
        Without reducing the effect of clause 4, auDA will see to achieve its principal purposes as set out in clause 3.1 through:

        b. establishing mechanisms to ensure it is responsive and accountable to the supply and demand sides of the Australian Internet Community;
        c. the promotion of competition in the provision of domain name services;
        d. the promotion of fair trading;
        e. the promotion of consumer protection;
        f. adopting open and transparent procedures which are inclusive of all parties having an interest in use of the domain name system in Australia;
        g. ensuring its operations produce timely outputs which are relevant to the needs of the Australian Internet Community.
        (Amended by Special Resolution, 14 August 2006)

        http://mitchfifield.com/Media/Media...Id/1459/Modernising-Australias-au-domain.aspx

        https://www.communications.gov.au/documents/terms-reference-review-au-domain-administration
        https://www.communications.gov.au/file/31716/download?token=XGUWhNyj

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  2. findtim

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    i'm sure you have all asked yourself " whats the point" ? , the point is submissions enable the PRP to be productive and responsive.
    one aspect that has been talked about a lot is that most domain owners do not know about direct reg, they also do not know about the PRP, so the circle continues.
    your submission needs to be what ever you want, but consider that there are many who don't even know they can.
    as been said before by many all we want is the truth and that will come from panel recommendations based on submissions, all policy reform of course also has to do with direct reg and thats why its on the table.
    So please make a submission and remember its almost 2 years now since the names panel report, things have changed and will continue to change in this fast moving environment.
    tim
     
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  3. snoopy

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    Just a reminder that this closes very soon,

    Submissions close Friday 10 November, 2017 and may be emailed to policy.review@auda.org.au

    Ignore AUDA's request not to talk about the merits of the proposal. Send me a PM if you need help.
     
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  5. snoopy

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    Well said,

    "These burdens will be most acutely felt by small businesses. The Treasury 1 and the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2 report that over 97 percent of all Australian businesses are small businesses, including sole traders."
     
  6. DomainNames

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    This examination of direct registration already spans three years, and there is much more work that would be required prior to the public availability of direct registration.

    Nail, Hammer, Slam...very good point.
     
  9. neddy

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    Cherie, an email is fine. Just to confirm, the email address is: policy.review@auda.org.au

    Ned
     
  10. snoopy

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    Responses are due by 5pm today AEST.
     
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    Strange that auDA didn't accept the feedback from ACCAN 2 years ago with the request auDA contacted existing registrants at least also....Most people still have no knowledge about the proposed change, the possible costs affect on their own existing .au and related business etc.

    Could have serious implications...It will certainly be noted in the upcoming Government review of auDA.
    https://www.arnnet.com.au/article/5...ern-over-proposed-domain-name-system-changes/
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    This is a very similar situation where to Nominet where AUDA has refused to contact all registrants citing potential for it to be seen as "spam".

    Funnily enough Nominet is now happy to contact all registrants many times now it is time to try and sell .uk registrations, offering prizes and asking for responses to surveys.

    So to answer your question Sean AUDA knows the proposal is unpopular with registrants and emailing them all would be very bad for the proposal's future. The email out to all registrants will only come when it is time to sell registrants another domain.

    https://www.nominet.uk/email-to-uk-rights-holders/

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    refreshing some memories how it got to this stage..I personally class this is Yes Vote "Rigging" and misleading. The ONLY option provided was to vote Yes.

    This was sent out via many related entities and it created far more yes votes and auDA knew this occurred and swayed results and market information greatly.

    I consider it misleading where it says "when second-level registrations have been opened up overseas, for example the the .uk and .nz it has been been "remarkably successful", this strongly suggests that .au would be similarly popular. I find this claim of the other second level registrations all being "remarkably successful" untrue.

    https://www.domainer.com.au/justifying-the-end-result/
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    ?????
    https://www.accc.gov.au/business/advertising-promoting-your-business/false-or-misleading-statements
    " What claims are illegal?
    It is illegal for a business to make statements that are incorrect or likely to create a false impression. This includes advertisements or statements in any media (print, radio, television, social media and online) or on product packaging, and any statement made by a person representing your business.
    .......
    When assessing whether conduct is likely to mislead or deceive, consider whether the overall impression created by the conduct is false or inaccurate."​
     
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    Do our submissions get published? I sent mine in :)
     
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    Yes they will be published unless marked confidential, hopefully they will be going up soon.
     
  18. neddy

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    Submissions are now published on auDA website.

    It's a shame some were marked "confidential" though. There were a few excellent ones amongst them!

    Ned
     
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    Can't see mine there, Perhaps AUDA were not approving of the content? :)
     
  20. neddy

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    I've just noticed that Paul! LOL! I'll follow it up - they should all be on there (warts and all)!