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Too hot in the kitchen? AUDA pulls video over criticism & Western Bulldogs Comment

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by snoopy, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. snoopy

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    Classic, AUDA threw everything they could at preventing the meeting.

    Non genuine comments like that from the CEO simply build upon the mistrust.
     
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  2. Lemon

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    Once again the information you have quoted of 380 members is factually incorrect. Do not believe all that you read and if you continue to quote 380 as fact you will be wrong.

    Here is the proof.
    https://www.auda.org.au/about-auda/our-org/board-meetings/2002/021014/
    Section 9: Membership
     
  3. DomainNames

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    As I said I did not have the actual facts I quoted this person. Shoot an email off the the PHD writer and tell her she was wrong who is now on the AUDA TENDER PROCESS COMMITTEE.
    http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MurUEJL/2003/16.html
    Liz Williams BA, MA, PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology

    OH SHI$!
    https://www.auda.org.au/news/announ...erest-to-its-registry-transformation-project/
    Dr Liz Williams – Managing Director, Liz Williams Advisory
    "Announcement regarding the assessment and evaluation of responses to auDA’s Request for Expressions of Interest to its Registry Transformation Project
    Posted by auDA on 6 July 2017

    auDA is pleased to announce the composition of the Tender Process Committee and the Tender Evaluation Committee applicable to the Registry Transformation Project.

    Tender Process Committee

    Dr Bruce Tonkin (Chairman) – Project Lead, Registry Transformation Project, auDA
    Mr Peter Mason (Secretariat) – Project Manager, Registry Transformation Project, auDA
    Dr Stephen Arnott PSM – Acting First Assistant Secretary, Strategy and Projects, Department of Communications and the Arts
    Dr Liz Williams – Managing Director, Liz Williams Advisory
    Adjunct Professor Nigel Phair – Director, The Centre for Internet Safety, University of Canberra
    Mr Jay Daley – Chief Executive, NZRS Ltd

    The purpose of the Tender Process Committee is to provide input on the tender process to attract and evaluate suitable products, technology and or services, and consider the tender management plan to ensure the tender process adheres to sound commercial practice. The Tender Process Committee will not make any formal assessment of the responses to the Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI).

    Tender Evaluation Committee

    Dr Bruce Tonkin (Chairman) – Project Lead, Registry Transformation Project, auDA
    Mr Peter Mason (Secretariat) – Project Manager, Registry Transformation Project, auDA
    Mr Jeff Schmidt – CEO, JAS Global Advisors, Chicago (alt. Mr Kevin White)
    Mr Colin Egan – Partner and Lead of PPB Advisory’s Corporate Advisory Practice, Melbourne. (alt. Mr Peter Morris)
    Mr Cameron Whitfield – Partner, PwC Digital Practice Group, Melbourne
    Mr Charlie Offer – Partner, Cybersecurity, Ernst & Young, Melbourne (alt. Mr Mark Dingle)

    Probity Auditors: KPMG Australia

    The purpose of the Tender Evaluation Committee is to review and evaluate the responses to the REOI and the Request for Tender (RFT). The review will be against criteria developed as part of the tender documentation, and will include at least the following elements:




      • Value for Money – taking into account financial and non-financial costs
      • Ability to meet and exceed the registry technical specifications
      • Ability to meet and deliver on Registry Transformation Project goals
      • Security capabilities – with respect to Security, Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
      • Flexibility – including the ability to make changes to software to customise for auDA’s requirements and the degree of ongoing innovation
      • Whole-of-life costs – including payment model (e.g. upfront versus ongoing charges)
      • Experience and performance history in applying services to a TLD of similar scale and complexity of .au
    The composition of both the Tender Process Committee and the Tender Evaluation Committee brings together extensive experience and expertise in the relevant areas necessary to provide objective, informed and responsive advice to the process, and to make an assessment in the best interests of the Australian community.

    Both Committees commence with their respective roles with immediate effect.

    auDA expects to make an announcement on the next steps of the tender process in the week of 24 July 2017. auDA will also be publishing an updated set of technical specifications in August for review by the Registrar Liaison Committee and for public comment.

    Further information: Dr Bruce Tonkin, Project Lead (bruce.tonkin@auda.org.au) "



     
  4. DomainNames

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  5. Scott.L

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    Probably because it was already captured by 70 members. LOL
     
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  6. PaulS

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  7. Lemon

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    Looks like I was a member in 2002 for 4 months. I totally forgot.
    Seems like I forgot to pay my membership like 99 other members because by March 2003 there are only 113 Members.

    It appears communication between auDA and it's members was as good then as it is now.
     
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  8. DomainNames

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    I'm sure most people think it is a waste of money and of no benefit when members are not listened to or the membership was/ is so one sided and obviously stacked over the years by several organisations / people.

    Once again auDA how about FREE membership and the Canada model you know about... what are you scared of?
    Online Candidate Statements for Elections
    Online Elections
    Online Forum for Elections to do Q and A
    https://cira.ca/membership
    https://cira.ca/membership/become-a-member
     
  9. Lemon

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    Maybe she meant 380 subscribers to the mailing list :confused:
     
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  10. PaulS

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    Well, this was back in the very days of the organisation and processes and procedures were still being refined. If I recall correctly (and I was with Govt at the time) auDA undertook a pro-active audit of memberships in late 2002 and wrote to all members (as only 70 of 211 had paid their membership dues). Everyone had the chance to pay up, or not.
    The initial spike in membership can likely be attributed to auDA being the "new kid on the block" at the time and many people had been very actively engaged in the consultations that led to its establishment. Naturally, this interest later waned. The difference with the 2002 experience is there was no assessment of eligibility or "suitability" but simply a check to see who was paid up - a requirement under the Constitution.
    Two things to note here: 1) see just how useful it is to be able to go back to old Minutes and check decision-making processes? and 2) both before and after the membership audit, there was a far healthier balance between Demand and Supply class numbers.
     
  11. Lemon

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    I would also suggest that many members joined auDA at this time (2002) as a result of the release of Generic Domains and the subsequent auction. I have no recollection of the communications from auDA at that time
     
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  12. Lemon

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    Imbalance = Instability
    auDA needs to address this issue and remove membership classes with there only being 1 class of "member".
     
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  13. Scott.L

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    auDA Member:
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    I agree Paul, its essential to members to understand and follow the processes involved, especially a task as big as what that board faced back then, similiarily in the same way it is today with the obvious exception.

    Board meeting minutes - 12 February 2001 -

    The Panel is not in agreement over the issue of single registry versus multiple registries and will put both models forward in the report. The Panel has attempted as much as possible to separate the core and non-core elements of the registry function.

    If only we were advised and involved with as much respect and transparency today, rather than employing guesswork trying to figure out what they have planned behind closed doors. (Welcome to HQ the new home of .au ????)

    Thought bubbles go POP! And, a chair is torn apart in front of the board.
     
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  14. PaulS

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    Very good point. There was an awful lot going on at the time: trying to establish the organisation, seeking government endorsement, establishing a membership base and yes, the lucrative generics auction.
     
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