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This Is Embarrassing auDA

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by neddy, May 1, 2017.

  1. Scott7

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    When did Tim shave his head? :D
     
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  2. Andrew Wright

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    auDA, I'll just leave this here...

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  3. neddy

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    I just had to do another article today. Domainer readers are getting double bang for their buck! (What buck - it's free?). :)

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  4. snoopy

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    The code of conduct is a huge issue in my view, still can't believe this has passed through AUDA "team of lawyers" that they use. How on earth can it be valid without changing the constitution?
     
  5. neddy

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    Given that Erhan is a member here (plus being a lawyer and Deputy Chair of auDA), perhaps he can answer that?
     
  6. Bacon Farmer

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    Ha ha ha .... spilt me coffee.... good one Ned. You are on fire this week.
     
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  7. DomainNames

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    How mush does auDA pay their lawyers these days?
    Why isn't their an open tender for legal service on the auDA website? This is "Best Practice"
     
  8. snoopy

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    Erhan, are you there?
     
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  9. neddy

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    Chris might have banned him for avoiding auDA related questions? Ha ha - just kidding of course. ;)
     
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  10. Bacon Farmer

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    He probably requested Chris remove his own comments about auDA. It might of given Tim ideas he could actually talk about auDA.
     
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  11. chris

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    @neddy I know you're joking, but I want to clarify for those who don't me personally like you Ned - our friendships don't change how DNT is run (moderation and admin is shared between a few of us). We can all have differing opinions, but the community and their views comes first. Our objective has always been to remain completely impartial and build a useful resource and platform where anyone can have their say.

    It's a critical time for .AU, I don't think DNTrade members have ever had as much reach and voice as they do now.

    Use that opportunity, and make sure you join auDA and have your say. As said by @Lemon and @snoopy in another thread today:

    https://www.dntrade.com.au/threads/2017-board-elections.11357/

    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/membership/member-application/
     
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  12. DomainNames

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    "Your auDA membership is due to expire and is now due for renewal.
    Below is an invoice for membership fees due for the current renewal year being 1 July 2017–30 June 2018.

    Please note as a condition of auDA membership, in renewing your membership, you are agreeing that:
    · I will be bound by the auDA Constitution - https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/constitution/
    · My member name and membership class may be published on a list of auDA members
    · I agree to be bound by the Member Code of Conduct - https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/membership/membership-code-of-conduct/

    As an auDA member, benefits include:
    · The right to nominate or second a candidate in your class of membership to the auDA Board
    · The right to vote for your preferred candidates
    · Subscription to the members only mailing list
    · The chance to contribute to the formulation and refinement of .au domain policies
    · Invitations to special member-only briefings and events on issues relevant to all .au users"

    Compare this to:
    FREE https://cira.ca/membership
    https://cira.ca/membership/become-a-member
    https://cira.ca/membership/ben
    https://cira.ca/membership/member-activitiesefits
    Open forum for elections Q and A
    NO "MUTING" POLICY
    About CIRA

    Become a CIRA Member
    Complete and submit your membership application online.

    Start by entering your domain name.

    Domain name *
     
  13. snoopy

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    I must admit, the Code of Conduct is the one thing that stopped me renewing automatically today. It's less about the code of conduct and more about my implicit endorsement of these kind of ... shenanigans? If that's the right word?
     
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  15. Lemon

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    Membership Renewals are not due until 30 June 2017 and you have 30 days after that to pay.
    Let's see how it plays out.
    The question is do they actually want you to renew?
     
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  16. DomainNames

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    No one should renew under the new rules until the very last minute late June 2017... by then we may see some changes at auDA....and some developments by Government or media etc.

    As for now post FREELY and get it all off your chest.

    I dare say many people will post issues about auDA who are not members anyway so there will be no hiding from the facts and issues!

    Lets see if they try to muzzle the media, government and non members...

    Their actions have definitely caught the eye of a lot of people now. Improved Transparency and Accountability? I do not think so and they know they have gone backwards to protect themselves and perhaps their own interests ..personal, political and financial...
     
  17. ttfan

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    I don't own any .au domains in my own name, can I still apply for membership? I looked through auda website, but cold not find clear criteria for membership, only "Membership of auDA is open to all stakeholders of the Australian domain name system."
     
  18. johno69

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    Buy one.
     
  19. ttfan

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    I'd have to get an ABN first...I prefer not have one.

    Anyway, it does not actually say anywhere that you need one, at least not that I could find.
     
  20. Bacon Farmer

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    If the fake code of conduct isn't in the constitution how can it be enforceable?