As most people who follow Domainer know, auDA in their arbitrary fashion have simply decided not to allow 3 out of 4 resolutions at the S249D Meeting. If you disregard auDA’s “spin”, it appears as if they must have been genuinely worried that sufficient members (50.01%) in both classes would have voted for them.
The only resolution that they have allowed to go through for a vote is Resolution 4 :
“That Stuart Benjamin be removed as a director of the Company with immediate effect.”
Here is some background information on this resolution.
We thought we had an excellent chance of carrying Resolutions 1 and 2; a reasonable chance with Resolution 3; and a slightly less than even chance with Resolution 4. That’s right – we didn’t think we’d quite have the Supply Class numbers required for the removal of Stuart Benjamin.
But now that members have been denied the right to vote on the first three, the only remaining option available to members is Resolution 4.
I reflect the opinions of many members when I say that it is simply despicable that a membership organisation would refuse to allow members to vote on all their resolutions. It is political connivance by those Directors at auDA that sanctioned this censorship.
So let’s send a protest to auDA – please vote in favour of Resolution 4!
For members who cannot attend the meeting in Melbourne on Monday 31st July (3 weeks today), but still wish to vote, a Proxy Form (PDF) with instructions is available. If you have any trouble accessing the proxy form, please email me.
I’m going to be attending the meeting, so I’d be very happy to be your proxy. 🙂
Ned O’Meara – 10th July, 2017