It concerns the registry contract; and outlines auDA’s intention to do what they should have done in the first place – go out to tender. I wrote about the perils of not doing so in this article back on December 31st 2016.
This is some of what I said back then:
“But given that there has been no competitive tender for the Registry contract since 2005; and the fact that the market is going to potentially double in size with the introduction of direct registrations in 2017 / 2018; it is incumbent on auDA to go to tender. Good governance from the current auDA Board and CEO demands nothing less.
Competition and transparency are paramount.
If AusRegistry is good enough, then they will win. Simple as that.”
Ned O’Meara – 26th April 2017