We Protest auDA!

auDA are trying to ride roughshod over their own members. They have arbitrarily / unilaterally declared invalid 3 out of the 4 resolutions that were put up under the S249D General Meeting. This was done via their latest newsletter.

They have also spent auDA members funds on legal advice to try and stymy the will of the said same members. How wrong is that!

It is not acceptable for auDA to try and hijack our meeting – or deny us a vote on all four resolutions. If they have a problem with all or any of them, then they should go to Court to get an order that they are invalid. That’s how the Corporations Act works.

So we have written to auDA today in the strongest possible terms – and have stated that unless they are prepared to call the meeting with all four resolutions intact, then they shouldn’t call one at all. We will withdraw our request for a S249D General Meeting in protest – and auDA can wear the public relations nightmare of being seen to ignore their members – and disregarding the provisions of the Corporations Act 2001.

Thank you to all the members that signed our petition – this holding the auDA Board to account is not over by a long shot.

Letter below:

Letter auDA 6 July 2017 S249D V2 redacted


Ned O’Meara – 6th July 2017



9 thoughts on “We Protest auDA!

  • July 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Far out I thought my opinion of auDA couldn’t get any lower, then they do this!

    Thank you so much Ned for not only standing up to auDA and saying what many members are thinking, but taking the type of action that might, maybe even force auDA to do the right thing!

    Click “Like” on this comment if you agree Ned is a Champion!

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  • July 6, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    To say I am amazed at the state of the .com.au space is an understatement. I guess that’s why I am a .com bloke, less B.S within that space, good luck with the fight fellas

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  • July 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t care less if the current chairman stays. I do however believe auDA need to be held accountable to their own rules and published policies.

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  • July 6, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I fail to see how all directors at auDA would have unilaterally agreed to make most of the resolutions “invalid”. I have come to get to know some of the directors and fully appreciate and respect many of the hard-working staff members at auDA.

    It seems to me, perhaps only a small handful of directors are actually “driving the ship”, and, if this is the case, this is quite frightening.

    Just because a lawyer “advises” a particular opinion on a particular subject, doesn’t mean it’s the right thing to do.

    auDA need to put all four resolutions up at the meeting agenda.

    I’ve said it before… if this kind of behaviour was happening in any other industry, the media would be going bananas. The sky would be falling.

    Perhaps it’s time some of us professional domainers and domain brokers educate the media as to exactly what is happening here. It’s just massive.


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  • July 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Such a belittling tone in that member newsletter. Full of distain.

    For an organisation with a history of being so spineless on the supply side, they sure are heavy handed when it comes to curtailing members that step out of line.

    These are not unreasonable requests, so perhaps some egos are bruised and judgment is clouded.

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  • July 6, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    This is unbelievable behaviour by a supposedly membership based organisation. Shame on you auDA.

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  • July 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Surely there most be some decent and honourable people amongst the directors? They have to see this is not a good look. Speak up please.


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  • July 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    As a member, I’d like to see the the legal advice on why the first 3 resolutions were invalid. To not even give a reason why they have been ruled invalid is pretty disrespectful.

    Not surprising behaviour though given the transparency and communication mantra being espoused by the board. Oh wait …

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  • July 7, 2017 at 8:59 am

    “Corporate Cameron” has little to no understanding or care on how a membership organisation is run.

    He’s setting his own rules and openly flouting the rules of said organisation.

    Worse yet – the board appears to agree with this (Or they would prevent it happening)

    Stick it to ’em!

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