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Is AUDA competent to run the registry?

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Jul 17, 2017.

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Is AUDA competent to run the registry?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    6 vote(s)
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  3. Unsure

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

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    Backstory: I was in the car the other day driving to a place called "Flippin Pancakes" (I used to order the chicken and mushroom crepes). My wife goes to their website to ring them and make a booking.

    She gets to the website. It's changed!

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    http://www.flippinpancakes.com.au

    2 days later I notice a cafe I used to go to, Bambaleros has closed (used to do some fine Chicken Nachos).

    I look for their website to find out if they have moved, it redirects to a new site,

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    http://www.bambaleros.com.au

    AUDA likes to promote the fact that it took down 1000 sites recently, but it seems to me there must be tens of thousands of sites out there with stolen ABN details selling counterfeit shoes? Are they monitoring what happens to dropping names on an ongoing basis? Seems not.

    So whilst AUDA spend money hiring teams of lawyers to fight with their own members damage is being done to the reputation of .com.au as hoards of Chinese counterfeiters take advantage of AUDA's failings.

    So the question is this: If AUDA can't even do their job as regulator properly what sort of job are they going to do if in charge of the registry. Will it even be stable?

    I've been in favour of AUDA taking over the registry but I'm really starting to wonder if they should be anywhere near it?
     
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  2. Lemon

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    I have spent 15 minutes trying to work out how to register a .com.au domain with Public Domain Registry (PDR). I have no idea.
    Perhaps auDA should be reviewing their Registrar Accreditation and ensure they still comply.
    Doing a google of "Public Domain Registry" brings up some worrying results.
    I think this is a prime example of auDA proving they can regulate .au
    Let's see some action auDA
     
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  3. snoopy

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    By the way I voted "unsure" with the poll. I don't really know if AUDA is competent to be running it. A change is needed but I'd be nervous about the transition if AUDA was in charge.
     
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  4. Scott.L

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    auDA Member:
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    Picture this, some idiot trips on a lead and pulls the plug on the DNS.
     
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  5. Lemon

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    Assuming they know what the DNS is.
     
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  6. Scott.L

    Scott.L Membership: Trader

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    auDA Member:
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    Hey bob whats DNS mean?
    Do Not Slip
     
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  7. Lemon

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    You are killing me. Best ever.
    Scott for Chairman of the Board !!!!!