This is a most vital election – and I’m hopeful that the majority of Demand Class members (particularly those that are domain investors) will elect two candidates that represent their views. People who are not afraid to stand up and be counted – and who are prepared to engage with their constituencies after they have been elected!
All proxies had to be in by Thursday, so the die is basically cast. The only “unknown” votes will be from those attending the meeting in person.
With regards Supply Class, I imagine that Erhan Karabardak and Joe Manariti will get home easily. That’s not to say that Angelo isn’t a good candidate – it’s just that he has the forces of incumbency against him.
Demand Class is the interesting one. There will be a lot of tactical voting, particularly by some members who don’t want to see certain candidates get up! However, despite this, my prediction is that two of these three will be elected:
- Shane Moore (the quiet achiever)
- Tim Connell (the “Donald Trump” candidate)
- Simon Johnson (the well-organized incumbent who is supported by the “establishment”)
Chris Burgess would have made a great candidate, but he withdrew on day one due to personal reasons. Hopefully, we will see him stick his hand up again in the future.
Nicole Murdoch unfortunately left her run a bit late – had she campaigned earlier, she might have been in with a chance. Maybe next year. 🙂
|Candidate||Class||Proposed by||Seconded by|
|Erhan Karabardak||Supply||Domo Digital Pty Ltd||Mailguard Pty Ltd|
|Angelo Giuffrida||Supply||VentraIP||Domain Syndicates|
|Joe Manariti||Supply||Get Started||Butterfly Internet|
|Timothy Connell||Demand||Chris Burgess||Rodney Seeber|
|Jim Stewart||Demand||Joshua Rowe||Sean Callanan|
|Teresa Mitchell||Demand||Jonathon Lawrence||Luke Grogan|
|Simon Johnson||Demand||Simon Johnson||Big Bang Domains
|Shane Moore||Demand||etrading Pty Ltd
|John Nugent||Demand||John Nugent||Angelo Giuffrida|
|Nicole Murdoch||Demand||David Goldstein||Holly Raiche|
|Christopher Burgess||Demand||Calie Salter||Peter Moon|
|Peter Tonoli||Demand||Peter Tonoli||Leanne O’Donnell|
Whatever happens on Monday, well done to every one of the candidates who decided to have a go.
Whilst I voted for Simon Johnson at the last election, I’m not going to be voting for him this time around. Why? Because he made absolutely no effort to talk to me this year. He simply didn’t ask me for his vote. I also invited him twice to post a candidate statement on Domainer, and I didn’t even get the courtesy of a reply. That was disappointing. In my opinion, he has also neglected his constituency this past year by refusing to say where he stood on direct registrations. All those things tipped the balance for me.
Good luck to Shane and Tim.
Ned O’Meara – 26th November 2016