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Questions for CMWG

Discussion in 'General Domain Discussion' started by snoopy, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. snoopy

    snoopy Membership: VIP

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    Since there are some CMWG members here I thought I might pose some questions.

    Personally I think auDA are sapping credibility from the CMWG because the board has already influenced the CMWG's vote. The CMWG will never be able to say "well the members voted for it" when the new membership base are not genuine members. The allegations of election rigging are going to go on for years if the 900+ new members are allowed to influence the vote.

    I think the CMWG should be investigating whether these 900+ members are "above board". It is their vote and their credibility that auDA is playing with.

    Issues they should be looking at in my view,

    e.g.
    • Do these members know anything about auDA and why did they decide to join? Did auDA contact all of these members?
    • Were membership payments made "in bulk"?
    • Did these members join in a manner which was constitutional and in line with published procedure/policy?
    • Were inducements offered to join auDA by auDA or 3rd parties?
    Please post any questions you have, given the CMWG gave inappropriate notice for the last meeting (6 days) and got a very poor turnout I think the CMWG should be looking for further feedback from a greater number of members.
     
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  2. Bacon Farmer

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    And;
    • Should foreigners who are also supply side employees (now possibly the largest group of members) be able to vote? (can anyone see any issues with this?).
     
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  3. snoopy

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    I think they are not genuine "stakeholders". A major issue with this is foreign interference/capture in my view.
     
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  4. DomainNames

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    Write to engagement@auda.org.au and mark it attention to CMWG.

    Let's see auDA pass it onto CMWG members in full or at all .
     
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  5. snoopy

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    Thanks I have just emailed that address with these issues, and requested that it be passed on to the CMWG.
     
  6. DomainNames

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    Tick Tock let's time it
     
  7. Scott.L

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    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Certainly Not in accordance to: Here

    How can a Registry Operator and Registrars be underrepresented? They are already Members!

    Afilias Australia Pty Ltd Supply
    VentraIP Group (Australia) Pty Ltd Supply
    Melbourne IT Ltd (Arq Group) Supply
    WEB ADDRESS REGISTRATION PTY LTD (crazy Domains, Dreamscape) Supply

     
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  8. snoopy

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    Perhaps dntrade members Cheyne and Angelo Giuffrida can shed some light on these questions and perhaps also tell us how many memberships VentraIP, it’s employees and its directors now control?
     
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  9. Bacon Farmer

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    Hey Cheyne did auDA subsidise Ventraip's employee recent demand membership push?

    How much of the slush fund.... er marketing initiative $ have you received recently from auDA?

    Crickets...
     
  10. Scott.L

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    auDA Member:
    Yes
    it all makes the following look absolutely ridiculous -

    Membership Benefits
    auDA members are entitled to a number of benefits, which include:
    • a voice in the future of .au
    Bullshit - they undermine or capture every committee and Panel established
    • invitations to special auDA networking events, conferences and meetings
    In 2 years when has auDA organised a Domain Registration Market Event or Conference to promote the .au Market [includes Secondary Markets]? Perhaps networking events include - 2 SGM's and 2 AGM's
    • a monthly members' newsletter, which members may advertise their internet or domain name related event to the auDA membership
    Can we advertise our own events via the Newsletter?
    • vote for board members at the AGM
    Why Bother - Elected Directors just get Bullied off and replaced by Board appointed Directors. Regardless, its up to 955 foreign employees of 4 registrars and a registry to choose the Board NOW.
    • subscription to the members' mailing list, keeping you updated with auDA and related stakeholder activities.
    One way communication with members isn't engagement.

    Wasted $22 Bucks
     
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  11. Scott.L

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    auDA Member:
    Yes
    Just BOYCOTT the SELL OUTS.
     
  12. Bacon Farmer

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    It certainly is something to consider.

    I mean why should we support an Australian company that seems to support the foreign interference and stacking of demand membership votes at auDA?