In their mad rush to tick lots of boxes for the implementation of direct registration and new licensing rules, auDA are engaging in another frenetic bout of emails telling their mailing list of a new series of “public consultations”.
Don’t get me wrong, in principle, any sort of consultation is to be commended. But it has to be done thoroughly and properly. See below.
The Government (DoCA) told auDA in a letter dated 5th August 2019 that, inter alia :
it appears that much of auDA’s consultation has centered on notifying stakeholders via correspondence rather than comprehensive dialogue based on a mutual understanding of the potential impact of the proposed changes.
What about QLD and the rest of Australia?
But again it appears as if auDA has learnt nothing from the pain of the past few years. Their public consultation workshops are only going to happen in three venues. The rest of Australia has to hop online. Anyone who has ever participated in an auDA online workshop / forum knows how inadequate that is compared to in room participation.
- South-East Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra) is not the Australian internet community.
- Government is not the Australian internet community.
The Australian internet community are individuals and businesses located all over Australia.
C’mon auDA – you’ve got plenty of registrants money in the bank (even after paying the ex-CEO out a year’s salary when he didn’t deserve it).
How about showing all Australian registrants the respect they deserve and broaden your horizons outside of the South-East bubble!
People and businesses all over Australia want to ask questions (and probably give you some decent feedback) about such things as:
- Allocation and implementation rules; and
- The cut-off date determining .au priority category; and
- The proposed .au ‘lockdown’ model.
In my opinion of course.
Ned O’Meara – 4th October 2019