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Is auDA operating outside of Government Letter of Authority and auDA .au namespace Constitution?

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by DomainNames, Apr 16, 2018.

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    Where does it say in the auDA Constitution or Government letters of authority that auDA had the right to work on other countries domain name spaces? If it does then ok but I would like to know.

    I think auDA would been better off to improve what we have currently in the .au namespace as their entire focus?
    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/constitution/

    https://auda.org.au/assets/Board/2017/auDA-Board-Minutes-24-April-2017-website.pdf

    "Engagement
    The CEO informed the Board that auDA had submitted a formal capacity building submission to APTLD to assist Timor Leste to develop a fully operational, self-reliant ccTLD registry. The CEO informed the Board that an advisory panel would be formed (Chair by himself) and we are funding a consultant to implement the project (Samantha Dickinson, who has worked for APNIC and is well respected within Government). The CEO also advised that we are seeking consular support for the project.

    The CEO advised the Board that the proposal was extraordinarily well received and is the first time a ccTLD has assisted and funded capacity building for a developing ccTLD. The Board resolve to endorse the APTLD capacity building project.

    The CEO provided an update on ICANN58 to the Board. The CEO informed the Board that the root server operators have commenced a plan to roll the root Key Signing Key (KSK).

    The CEO informed the Board that auDA is considering sponsoring an iAward in the upcoming awards hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association as a substitute for hosting the ANZIA awards.

    The CEO advised the Board that we have engaged FutureBrand to assist with a rebranding exercise post- strategic retreat in February. Rebranding options will be presented to the May Board meeting for the Board’s consideration.

    Governance
    The CEO advised the Board that he is currently seeking proposals for a holistic “blue sky” strategic project to build off the work developed at the Strategic Review in February. The proposals will be discussed with the Board.

    Operations
    The CEO advised the Board that Caroline Fritsch commenced on 27th March in the role of Manager Policy and Strategy. The CEO advised the Board that significant work has been undertaken recently to improve the processes and accountability of the Complaints Team. The CEO discussed further process improvements that are planned for the near future. The Board noted the CEO report. "

     

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    1. Where auDA funds used? It says yes.
    2. What is the benefit for users of the the .au namespace?
    3. How much time, money, resources was spent by auDA on this so far and for future budget allocation?
    4. Is it within auDA's role as current management of the .au namespace, letters of .au namespace management and auDA Constitution to have done it and to have used auDA Funds at all?
    5. What was/ Is the cost on .au domain name Consumers who fund auDA? ( auDA funds made from profits of .au domain name registrant consumers)
    6. Was the Consultant position advertised on the auDA website?
    7. What was the total costs of the Consultant? Are the reports available to stakeholders and auDA Members or listed on the auDA website?

    https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/review-australias-au-domain-management

    https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-a...acity-building-project-in-the-pacific-region/
     
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    1. How much was spent by auDA funding the .TL domain namespace Timor Leste project and Consultant from auDA funds?
    2. This is totally outside of the authorised role of auDA as management of the .au namespace and the auDA Constitution.
    3. Did auDA use over $100,000 of auDA funds or how much and why?
    "https://www.auda.org.au/news/auda-a...acity-building-project-in-the-pacific-region/

    auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd) together with the Government of Timor-Leste and APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association) are today pleased to announce the signing of a ground-breaking joint venture between the parties. Together, these three organisations have agreed to work toward and assist the further development of the .tl ccTLD, its policies and functions.

    auDA have committed to assisting Timor-Leste to create a vision, strategy and policies as well as a capacity and technology project for .tl As part of the scope this project will consider building capacity for a robust and sustainable ccTLD to benefit the Timor-Leste people, including looking at the operational development of the registry.

    auDA has pledged to provide the project funding and to support the engagement of industry expert, Samantha Dickinson, to lead the project on the ground.

    The CEO of auDA, Cameron Boardman said – “we have been in discussions with APTLD and Timor-Leste since my first APTLD meeting in late 2016 around how best we can support our Pacific neighbours through capacity building. Today marks the realisation of our successful engagement with Eng. Nicolau Santos Celestino, Director of Information and Technology in Timor-Leste and APTLD to provide a knowledge and expertise sharing initiative to enhance the ccTLD community within the region. We hope this will be the start of many other, similar joint ventures across the APTLD network.”