Monday’s Special General Meeting is not about individual “winners or losers”.
The fact is, auDA is a membership organisation. It’s not a Government department; nor is it a private company. It is a self-regulating body set up to represent all stakeholders in the Australian domain name industry. Members elect the majority of Directors; there is a Constitution; and members have rights.
And that’s what’s seems to have been forgotten by some of the current Board and management.
So if you’re either a Supply or Demand Class member, and you want a return to: accountability, proper processes and consultation, transparency and communication, then there is only one current option open to you. The buck must stop with the current Chair.
Please help us send a clear message to auDA by voting in favour of Resolution 4
“That Stuart Benjamin be removed as a director of the Company with immediate effect.”
Overwhelming Support For Our Objectives
The issues relating to the lack of transparency, communication and proper processes have resonated with a lot of auDA members – many of whom I have never communicated with before. On behalf of my fellow signatories to this SGM, I thank everyone who has supported us by giving us their proxy.
Here is just one example of such support from Linux Australia (which we’re sincerely grateful for). Have a read why they supported this resolution – and their heartfelt recommendation to auDA in the last paragraph. I share this publicly because they tweeted their decision yesterday.
auDA’s plea to support the Chair to ensure stability of the organisation is very offensive to a lot of members given their shenanigans over the past year. Particularly as the current Chair was an elected Demand Class Director who somehow organised to become an Independent Director just two weeks prior to the AGM last year. Whilst I and many others support a true independent Chair, these machinations were not a good look.
And let us not forget two other very important issues:
♦ The accusations and innuendo directed at the previous administration and staff without any proof.
♦ The human cost to previous well respected staff who “were let go”.
Please Jump Off The Fence And Support Us!
For members who cannot attend the meeting in Melbourne on Monday 31st July, but still wish to vote, I would be happy to act as your proxy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with me, please call me on 0437 013 523.
Ned O’Meara – 28th July 2017