Squeaky Door Gets The Oil
After some agitating on this blog – and a letter to the auDA Board from a couple of us, it looks like transparency is slowly starting to creep back onto the auDA website. Annual Reports and Cameron Ralph Report are now back up. As they should be.
Now we just need Minutes / Agendas etc …
Update on the Registry Transformation Project
auDA sent out another newsletter on the 5th May informing everyone that they are forging ahead with their desire to have a “built-in” registry.
What impresses me the most is who auDA have picked to lead the transformation. Dr Bruce Tonkin is a tremendous choice in my opinion. I’ve had the pleasure of being on a couple of auDA working groups with Bruce over the years – and have also dealt with him in his role as a Director of NetAlliance Pty Ltd (Netfleet). He is such a knowledgeable man when it comes to the “internet”. More importantly though, his integrity is second to none. He doesn’t seem to let office or organizational politics get in the way of giving straight answers. Let’s hope working for auDA doesn’t change that! 😉
I had a long chat with Bruce yesterday, and he’s looking forward to a new direction after 19 years at Melbourne IT. Though I think it is fair to say that the updated scope of work that auDA has decided on has perhaps even surprised him.
Threats & Admonishments
Last week it was “suggested” to me by an auDA Director that I remove a particular comment (by one of my readers) because some on the auDA Board viewed it as defamatory. This was the article. I was told that if it wasn’t removed, then I should be prepared for legal action. I did delete the comment – I decided that whilst it wasn’t particularly offensive, it wasn’t worth “dying in the ditch” over.
Yesterday, I was told by an different auDA Director that “the way I have acted recently is disgusting”. No doubt referring to my various articles and audio on here. Ouch.
I was also accused of “cyber bullying” female Directors. Huh? I asked for clarification on this, but none was forthcoming. I hope they do suggest that publicly, because I would then have my own cause of action.
Don’t shoot the messenger auDA. This blog is read by over 50% of auDA Members (Supply & Demand) – plus Dept of Comms is a regular reader. Want to see the analytics? My advice would be to work with your Members and/or commentators rather than against them. But no doubt my advice will be simply laughed at.
What do my readers think about any of the above?
Ned O’Meara – 9th May 2017