Snippets – 31st October 2016

Another month almost over. November promises to be a cracker for several reasons – see below!

auDA News

Prepare yourselves! It’s auDA Board elections on the 28th November.

Over the next week or two, members will start receiving electioneering emails from candidates.

The most common complaint from members over the past year (including myself) has been about lack of communication* from auDA – as well as existing Board Directors who represent both Supply Class and Demand Class. It’s almost been like a secret squirrel club! When asked where they stand on issues like direct registrations and implementation, they have all claimed that “confidentiality” prevents them from saying anything. In other words, they “Plead the Fifth”!

This excerpt from Wikipedia explains the principle:

“Pleading the Fifth” is a colloquial term for invoking the privilege that allows a witness to decline to answer questions where the answers might incriminate him, and generally without having to suffer a penalty for asserting the privilege. A defendant cannot be compelled to become a witness at his own trial.

So this is your big chance. When you get an email from a candidate, they’ll probably invite you to contact them with any questions. Tell them that if they want your vote, you need to know where they stand on certain issues. I’d be really interested to hear some of the responses you may get!

I do intend featuring as many candidate statements as I can over the next few weeks.

* To be fair, communication from auDA itself definitely looks like it is on the improve though. I wrote about this last week.

“Parking” Income

Just looking back over the month on some of my parked domains at Fabulous, these were a couple of interesting ones:

I haven’t done a 2-click lander at this stage, but I did have one absolutely brilliant day! Equivalent of about $AUD27.


Have only recently acquired this one; and haven’t optimised it for parking as yet. But judging from these initial stats, it looks like it is a goodie! Earnings for 19 days amount to about $AUD78. Not too shabby!


Success Story

My youngest son Will is forging a new career for himself in Personal Training. Now located in Brisbane, he is going gangbusters. Very proud of his determination and self-discipline. 🙂

I shared an article with him last week about another graduate from the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers. This is an amazing story, and definitely worth a read!

FITNESS guru Kayla Itsines has made her debut on the BRW Young Rich List.

“The 25-year-old Adelaide-based personal trainer came in at number 51, with a wealth of $46 million (shared with her fiance, bodybuilder Tobi Pearce, 24, who is CEO of their business The Bikini Body Training Company).”

Anything is possible if you are determined and have a plan!

Have a great week.

Ned O’Meara – 31st October 2016


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