auDA Membership

Interesting to see the new membership list at auDA (published 7th July). There has been a significant increase in both “Demand” and “Supply” members.

For the uninitiated:

Demand Class: For companies, associations and individuals who are not Registry Operators, auDA Accredited Registrars or appointed resellers of an Accredited Registrar. (Under the auDA Constitution, any Legal Person that does not qualify for Supply Class membership may apply to be a Demand Class Member).

Supply Class: For companies, associations and individuals who are Registry Operators, auDA Accredited Registrars or appointed resellers of an Accredited Registrar.

Comparison – 2015 to 2016

In August 2015, there were 121 Demand Class members – in July 2016 there are 237 Demand Class members – an increase of 96%.

In August 2015, there were 29 Supply Class members – there are now 44 members – an increase of 52%.

To make it easy to see who’s new, I’ve done a highlighted table for each category. Yellow was already a member; blue is new.

auDA Membership Demand Comparison July 2016 Highlighted

auDA Supply Class Members Comparison Highlighted

New Members Welcome

If you’d like to join auDA, here is some information.

You can also apply online; membership costs just $22 per year for Demand Class; and $110 for Supply Class.

Ned O’Meara – 11th July 2106


9 thoughts on “auDA Membership

  • July 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I see a couple of names in the demand class associated to the supply class….so an individual director can be on the demand side whilst the company he directs can be on the supply side. Those additional votes apppear to be a conflict of interest for the demand side as it can easily add votes to the supply side. What is the reasoning behind this and do you know Why this is allowed Ned?

    • July 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm


      Good questions. It all comes down to legal entities; and “legal persons”.

      So as an example, Domain Syndicates is a Demand Class member; as am I as an individual. Two separate parties.

      One of my other entities is a reseller (eTrading); so that entity is eligible to be a Supply Class member.

      Them’s the rules; so when in Rome; do as the Romans do. 😉

  • July 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    scotty is right, those demand class votes could be used to vote for who supply DO NOT want on the board.

    on another note there are new members missing from that list, clients of mine who definately applied.



    • July 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      @Tim – make sure you follow up your clients then. That sounds strange.

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  • July 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    The sad part is the lack of interest from the “regular” domain owner.

    How many .au names are there and what small percentage of owners does the member list represent.

    So many voices who are not heard.

      • July 12, 2016 at 7:49 pm

        How about making auDA send an email spelling out the impending changes and what it means to all domain holders.

  • July 12, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    When’s the first strategy meeting?


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