All Registrants To Be Contacted

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.

December 14, 2017

November 29, 2017

November 17, 2017

October 13, 2017

September 27, 2017

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



3 thoughts on “All Registrants To Be Contacted

  • January 8, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    $10 says any communication from auDA will be portray direct registrations as a fait accompli.

    4 people like this.
  • Snoopy
    January 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    I commend auDA for making this commitment.

    Hopefully they will go slowly and carefully in the construction of the email, and they seek input from the board, from the panel & from members on the wording.

    This email needs to be a very balanced, in particular it needs to highlight that the new extension would be an additional cost for current registrants taking it up.

    Let’s fully inform people of the advantages, the disadvantages and the cost, and then see what people have to say based on that information.

    10 people like this.
  • January 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Full disclosure and auda do not go together.

    2 people like this.

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