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I'm nominating for the auDA board this year

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by Shane, May 11, 2016.

  1. snoopy

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    Sounds like Dntrade needs a 3rd candidate Ned. Not sure how the voting will work, maybe people will get 3 demand votes instead of 2.
     
  2. neddy

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    Shane, I'm wrong about this. I've just had a read of the auDA Constitution, and this is what it says about "Casual Vacancies":

    19.7 Casual Vacancies
    a. Subject to clauses 15.3 and 19.1, any vacancy occurring in the Board whether by death, resignation or otherwise shall be filled within three (3) calendar months of the vacancy occurring (or such longer period as the Board may otherwise resolve) by the remaining Directors. The natural person filling the vacancy will be appointed for the remainder of the term of office of the Director who created the vacancy.
    b. All such appointments shall be made by instrument executed by all of the surviving or continuing Board.
    c. The continuing Directors may act notwithstanding any vacancy in their body but should the number of Directors fall below the minimum number fixed in accordance with this Constitution the Directors may act for the purpose of increasing the number of Directors to the minimum of summoning a general meeting of auDA or in emergencies but for no other purpose.

    This could mean that you might even be invited to fill Miguel's position. Send Stuart Benjamin an email expressing your interest!
     
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  3. findtim

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    yes shane, jump at it before they waste the space with "a mate"
    tim
     
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  4. DomainNames

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    Keep us updated please.
     
  5. Shane

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    Wow some interesting developments there...
     
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  6. findtim

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    given you have already stated your intensions and ,other then me, the only 1 to have it seems logical to appoint you.

    tim
    ps: i don't intend to complicate matters by contacting stuart, not that it would imo
     
  7. neddy

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    As they say in the Scouts; be prepared. My "educated guess" is that the AGM is going to be announced very soon; and it will probably be held in the last week of November.

    The two current Demand Directors will no doubt be standing again, so the fact is, anyone who intends standing against them needs to be organised; and think smart. Why? Because they will be.

    Some successful candidates in the past have even had their own "election website" that they referred people to.

    Time to get thinking caps on. Proxies are going to be crucial.
     
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  8. findtim

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    they sure will be, unlike the present board members who already have a email list of member albiet from last year they are ahead of that game.
    i've found it relatively uninteresting talking about the election, more frustrated than anything, July board minutes item 6 says it all ( see neds article "snippets" on domainer for more info)

    i've spent most this time sorting business out so i can have some spare time to dedicate to the election, whilst thinking of the best ways to promote myself, a website was on my list.

    once it is announced and nominees can get the full list of members then the show will start i suspect

    tim
     
  9. neddy

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    Canada (CIRA) is going through their Board elections at the moment. Interesting to see how enlightened they are when it comes to engagement with their stakeholders. Whole process is done online as well!

    Wrote about it on Domainer today.
     
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  10. Shane

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    I couldn't agree more Tim.

    The point about the existing directors having an advantage with an earlier email list is an interesting one. You'd have to extend that to all previous candidates too, as they would also have a list.

    We just have to fight the good fight and know we are doing the right thing by the wider domain name community, by which I mean the people and businesses who own and use domains - not just the ones making money on registrations.
     
  11. eBranding.com.au

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    You could also just ask auDA for the current member list (contacts details); on the basis that you're nominating and you wish to inform members of your credentials for the role.

    It seems only fair that all candidates should have the opportunity to engage with members.
     
  12. findtim

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    i already have done that when i first announced myself as a nominee, ( i don't remember exactly how it happened/ i think i posted it) auda at first passed me around a few people, 1 each day as i rang back, them telling me "i passed that onto..." , once i got a "yes you'll have it shortly" but the next day i contacted to tell me the members list is not available until nominees are opne and demand class only get demand and supply only get supply !

    tim
     
  13. neddy

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    With the auDA elections imminent, I wanted to give potential candidates an opportunity on Domainer to ask for your vote!

    First cab off the rank is Shane Moore - he did an article back in May, but it's time for an update. Imho, Shane will make an excellent Demand Class Director.

    If any other prospective candidates want the same opportunity, please email me.
     
  14. neddy

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    Was watching the livestream from auDA's auIGF being held in Melbourne today. Chairman Stuart Benjamin announced two new Director appointments - including replacement for Demand Class Director Miguel Wood.

    So Shane, you're going to have to do this the hard way! And believe you me, you have lots of support.

    I also watched speech of new CEO of auDA - have to say I was encouraged.

    Full story on Domainer today.
     
  15. Bacon Farmer

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    More libs?
     
  16. Shane

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    The race is certainly on now...

    We have some competition from one existing director and some newcomers, so it's absolutely vital that all eligible members use their two votes wisely.

    If you choose to vote for me, I'd greatly appreciate you signing and returning the proxy form linked to below:

    http://shanemoore.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-proxy-form-sm.pdf

    You can email it to sm@traderisk.com.au

    If you have any questions before voting you can post them here or email me. I'm also happy to provide my mobile number if you'd like a chat.

    Cheers.
     
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