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Serious! auDA's trying to remove Commonwealth oversight breaching auDA ICANN Commonwealth agreement!

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  1. DomainNames

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    auDA's trying to remove Commonwealth oversight breaching the auDA ICANN Commonwealth agreement! Here is Proof!

    https://www.auda.org.au/public-comment/
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    Commonwealth letter to ICANN regarding auDA's role and required responsibilities they must adhere to indefinitely:

    "The auDA Board comprises a good cross-section of the Internet community, deliberately having representation from the supply and demand side of the industry, representative associations and the Internet community in general. The Board has also appointed two Independent Directors, Mr Tony Staley and Mr Greg Crew. A representative from NOIE ( DOCA) attends all auDA Board meetings as an observer and maintains a close working relationship with the auDA Board and its administrative staff.

    In light of this I am confident that should a situation arise which would suggest that auDA is no longer operating in the interests of the global Internet community the Government would be made aware of this and actions would be taken to resolve the matter. Guidance would also be sought from ICANN on how best to deal with such a situation.

    As a last resort the Australian Government could invoke legislation relating to the self-regulation of the domain name system. Under section 474 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, the Australian Communications Authority may 'declare' and 'direct' a manager of electronic addressing if that manager is behaving in a way that is anti-competitive, contrary to consumer protection, or otherwise unsatisfactory."
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    The updated Commonwealth Terms of Endorsement to auDA include:
    "Engagement with the Australian Government:
    In providing its endorsement for an entity to administer what is a public asset, the Government has a strong interest in the management of Australia’s ccTLD.
    Conditions:
    That the .au domain administrator:
    - provide quarterly updates on performance and work priorities to the Department
    - acknowledge that the Government reserves the right to independently review auDA’s reporting and reporting processes at any time
    - ensure that a senior officer from the Department is included in all relevant auDA governance processes, including, but not limited to, non-voting observer status at board meetings for all decisions."
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    Those poodles need a leash. What's wrong with a government observer? They probably have a valid vested interest.
     
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    "auDA seeks to end Communications Department oversight of board meetings."
    https://www.itwire.com/strategy/auda-seeks-to-end-comms-dept-oversight-of-board-meetings.html
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    Commonwealth letter to ICANN regarding auDA's role and required responsibilities they must adhere to indefinitely:
    "The auDA Board comprises a good cross-section of the Internet community, deliberately having representation from the supply and demand side of the industry, representative associations and the Internet community in general. The Board has also appointed two Independent Directors, Mr Tony Staley and Mr Greg Crew. A representative from NOIE ( DOCA) attends all auDA Board meetings as an observer and maintains a close working relationship with the auDA Board and its administrative staff.

    In light of this I am confident that should a situation arise which would suggest that auDA is no longer operating in the interests of the global Internet community the Government would be made aware of this and actions would be taken to resolve the matter. Guidance would also be sought from ICANN on how best to deal with such a situation.

    As a last resort the Australian Government could invoke legislation relating to the self-regulation of the domain name system. Under section 474 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, the Australian Communications Authority may 'declare' and 'direct' a manager of electronic addressing if that manager is behaving in a way that is anti-competitive, contrary to consumer protection, or otherwise unsatisfactory."

    "The new Terms of Endorsement:
    Engagement with the Australian Government:
    In providing its endorsement for an entity to administer what is a public asset, the Government has a strong interest in the management of Australia’s ccTLD.
    Conditions:
    That the .au domain administrator:
    - provide quarterly updates on performance and work priorities to the Department
    - acknowledge that the Government reserves the right to independently review auDA’s reporting and reporting processes at any time
    - ensure that a senior officer from the Department is included in all relevant auDA governance processes, including, but not limited to, non-voting observer status at board meetings for all decisions."
     

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