Tucked away at the bottom of yesterday’s Member Newsletter was an announcement of the date for this year’s AGM.

That’s just 7 weeks on Monday – it’s not a long time at all.

This is a chance for members to:

♦ Elect 4 Directors – 2 in Supply; 2 in Demand.

♦ Ask the Board and the CEO questions about auDA’s operations (past, present and future).

♦ Meet and network with other members.


Fairly soon we’re all going to be inundated with requests from potential candidates asking members to vote for them – or for their proxies (or a promise of their proxy).

There are some current members of the Board who will no doubt be pushing their own credentials if they’re standing for re-election; or if they aren’t running themselves, they will be pushing the “barrow” of their own preferred candidates.

Whilst there are definitely some good directors at auDA, the members Special General Meeting earlier this year showed that members are hungry for more change.

As we normally do, we will be inviting all candidates to give a pitch your vote – and we’ll also be making our own assessments and recommendations.

That way you can decide for yourself who is worthy of your vote or proxy.

Ned O’Meara – 6th October 2017


10 thoughts on “auDA AGM

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    October 6, 2017 at 11:19 am

    The auDA AGM needs a full separate media release and promotion on social media by auDA.

    Why did they try to hide it?

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      October 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      At some point Sean you’ll actually read something before saying unintelligent.

      What exactly do you think “a notice of the AGM will soon be sent out in line with constitutional and legal requirements”?

      What exactly are they hiding here, they proactively sent out info that they didn’t have to. All they have to do is send out the formal notice. Yet you still complain/make ridiculous allegations.

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      • Scott.L
        October 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        It’s like,
        “Well Bob, you’ve heard the old saying;
        A kid in a candy shop, is like a fox in a chicken pen”
        Nah Bill… Can’t say I’ve heard that one.
        “Damn it” … I hoping that went viral.

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        October 6, 2017 at 8:55 pm

        My point was and is there is a difference between meeting the bare minimum “constitutional and legal requirements” and being fully open to proper forward  and full notice to all stakeholders and interested parties in plenty of time via a full media release and promotion on social media, a full AGM agenda inviting and advising the proper procedures for questions to be raised at the meeting on notice and at the meeting, how long people will have for their questions etc.

        Not enough stakeholders get proper information from auDA. The fact is auDA has only 452  followers on Linkedin. So the auDA public awareness and Social media efforts need vast improvement.

        .au Domain Administration Ltd.

        Nonprofit Organization Management Melbourne, Victoria 452 followers



        auDA should consider emailing the AGM information invite and membership opportunity to the 2.6 million current .au registrants so these stakeholders;

        1. Know who auDA is, what they do, how much they make from each .au registration etc.

        2. Have the chance to be more inclusive in the .au namespace and their investment in the .au namespace.

        3. Be more fully informed of important policy issues and the proposed extra .au extension, plan to attend the AGM and raise questions etc.

        Can .au registrants, media, public attend the AGM who are not auDA members?

        Ned feel free to publish some names for your elusive commenting poster “Anonymous Monkey”.  Great to see the IP addresses of some also who jumped on the bandwagon 🙂

        I look forward to the auDA AGM.

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        • Ned O'Meara
          October 7, 2017 at 9:46 am

          “Ned feel free to publish some names for your elusive commenting poster “Anonymous Monkey”. Great to see the IP addresses of some also who jumped on the bandwagon”

          @Sean – I will never do that unless required by law. You yourself have posted anonymously or used pseudonyms on many occasions.

          My only requirements as a publisher is that posters provide a genuine email address to me (unless I know who they are).

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      October 6, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Oopsy Sean. You normally read things well, but not this time. ????


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    October 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Ned, any idea when the new Chair gets appointed?


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    • Ned O'Meara
      October 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm

      @Jeff – I think the auDA Board hope to have the new Chair in place in time for the AGM, but I guess it depends on lots of variables. They’ve still got a current advertising process for both Independent Director positions (including Chair).

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        October 6, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        It should be a quick decision if only Tim remembers to bring the sao biscuit for the circular resolution.

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