The Solution Is Simple auDA


♦  Until something changes, auDA is a membership organisation.

♦  Members elect 8 out of the 11 Directors (apart from the 3 Independents).

♦  Many members are unhappy with certain decisions of the auDA Board.

♦  Communication and transparency promises have been made – and broken.

♦  As a last resort, members have called a S249 General Meeting to vote on 4 resolutions to address their concerns.

♦  auDA has unilaterally decided to invalidate 3 out of the 4 resolutions (without reason or Court Order).

♦  auDA has just been caught out telling “porkies” about why past Board Minutes will now be returned to their website. This is now starting to get the attention of international bloggers.

♦  Many members now believe there are “other issues” that the Board has not been forthcoming on.

♦  Members will now look at initiating further legitimate action.

Simple Solution

If I was a Director of auDA, I’d be urging my fellow Directors to:

♦  Try and repair faith with those that ultimately elect us.

♦  Allow members to exercise their rights via the Corporations Act 2001 and the auDA Constitution.

♦  Allow all 4 resolutions to be put on the meeting agenda.

♦  Put up a solid case as to why the 4 Resolutions shouldn’t be passed.

♦  Allow democracy to take its course – i.e. see what happens with the vote before “going nuclear” (i.e. going to Court).


As bruising as it may be to some egos within auDA, common sense and respect for members must surely prevail here.

Please do the right thing – it’s not hard. Allow the S249D meeting to go ahead with all 4 resolutions.

Ned O’Meara – 7th July 2017



5 thoughts on “The Solution Is Simple auDA

  • July 7, 2017 at 10:53 am

    hear, hear

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  • July 7, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Even with the proposed change to the code of conduct it is still clearly invalid. AUDA directors have no power to remove a member.

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  • July 7, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    It appears not only are members being ignored they are also not being advised what auDA is doing as it evolves itself outside of it’s own legal Constitution and the Corporations Act.

    Why has auDA, the CEO and the auDA Board not informed members of the new auDA entity AUHQ.The AUHQ trademarks, domain name, entity details, budgets, and plans etc?

    Is auDA now a Registrar themself?

    Why also register AUHQ in New Zealand with trademarks etc? Do they  now plan to operate in New Zealand or is this just added legal and other expenses wasted?

    Whois response for
    Domain Name
    Status inactive
    Registrar Name auDA
    Registrant .au Domain Administration Ltd
    Registrant ID ACN 079 009 340
    Eligibility Type Non-profit Organisation
    Registrant Contact ID AUDA
    Registrant Contact Name CEO
    Registrant Contact Email [email protected]
    Tech Contact ID AUDA
    Tech Contact Name CEO
    Tech Contact Email [email protected]

  • July 7, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Well, it is now less than 2hrs from C.O.B., 21 days from the submission of the S249D paperwork.

    Any updates?

    Any good politician knows 5pm Friday is the optimal time to make contentious releases.

    • July 7, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      We’re expecting their “material” anytime now.

      Please read new post which has a copy of our letter in response to auDA’s letter earlier today.

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