Today, auDA released the following statement:
The PRP has unanimously recommended that the auDA Board approve the introduction of direct registration as soon as is practicable, and has provided the basis of a recommended implementation model.
The PRP has also made a number of complementary recommendations in relation to auDA’s existing published policies, and has recommended that the auDA Board further consider these as a package of overall policy reform and consolidation.
You can read The PRP’s recommendations here.
auDA went on to state:
auDA is now in the process of considering and responding to the Panel’s recommendations. An additional auDA Board meeting has been scheduled for 15 April 2019 at which the Board will approve for consultation and feedback auDA’s formal response to the PRP’s recommendations.
It is anticipated auDA will release for consultation its:
– recommended model for implementation of direct registration at the second level; and
– revised and consolidated policies, taking into account the PRP’s final recommendations.
Consultation on the proposed policies and implementation model will run until COB Friday 10 May 2019.
But the most important paragraph in auDA’s press release today seems to be this:
The results of this consultation will be presented to the auDA Board at its scheduled meeting on 20 May 2019. At this meeting, the Board will decide whether to adopt the proposed policies and implementation model for direct registration.
The 20th May, 2019, is now the OFFICIAL DATE when Direct Registration Implementation will either be abandoned altogether… or… for the first time since Direct .AU Registration was first discussed, eleven and a half years ago, we will finally know how it’s going to be implemented and what date it will be switched on.
More news and opinions will come from this final recommendation paper made by The PRP over the coming days. Stay tuned.