The cynical side of me was aroused yesterday when some friends on the Supply side made me aware of an overture from Cameron Boardman.
All registrars received an email from him yesterday. It’s an invitation to a “love in” and “knees up” one week before members vote to remove Stuart Benjamin as Chairman. Coincidental? Possibly – but my antenna is acutely suspicious.
To me, this is just a subtle hint of pork barrelling.
Keeping with the “pork” analogy, my guess it’s because auDA realises that if they win the “Supply” vote, they would have saved Stuart’s bacon.
But you be the judge. Here’s the email – bolding is mine. 😉
auDA Registrar Round Table 10 July 2017 An invitation to all registrars
auDA is delighted to invite registrars to a round table with auDA Board directors as part of our ongoing commitment to help build a stronger and more effective supply side. In order to best address your most important issues, we welcome the submission of questions to firstname.lastname@example.org to help guide and facilitate discussion.
Monday 24 July 2017
Level 19, 2 Riverside Quay
Southbank VIC 3006
Light lunch and refreshments provided.
RSVP to email@example.com by Monday 17 July 2017.
We look forward to seeing you there,
Hang On A Sec!
Quick question for you Cameron. Why were there no auDA Board Directors (apart from Tim Connell) at the Members meetup in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago? (Attended by a huge audience of 4). Why did I have to beg you to try and find out who would be attending from auDA (with no real answer)?
Yet you go all out to get the auDA Board to this particular meeting of Registrars.
Hmmm. Feeling unloved.
Ned O’Meara – 11th July 2017