Disclaimer: As well as being an auDA Member, I am now an auDA Demand Class Director. The article below is my personal opinion, and does not purport to be the views of auDA.
One of the most important panels that auDA has ever established is the Policy Review Panel (PRP). The PRP is an independent Advisory Panel accountable to the auDA Board, and it is very ably chaired by John Swinson (Partner at King & Wood Mallesons, Australia).
The PRP is tasked with developing an implementation policy for direct registration (transitional arrangements), and to review, simplify and consolidate existing published policies into three policies:
- Registrant Policy
- Registrar Policy, and
- Complaints Policy
I was originally the Demand Class Director on the PRP, but when I was elected as an auDA Director, I was replaced by the extremely capable Luke Summers.
Communication and Transparency
The great thing about the PRP is that it keeps a reasonably decent set of Minutes for each meeting. This way interested parties can get an idea of what’s going on.
What I really was happy to see in the latest Minutes was that Cameron Boardman (auDA CEO) has committed to email and consult with all registrants of Australian domain names. This is something many of us have been calling for over the past couple of years. So well done to Cameron and auDA.
Hopefully the communication will be as simple and concise as possible – experience has shown that registrants don’t particularly like long, convoluted surveys!
Ned O’Meara – 8th January 2018