A few online forums are starting to mention that some people are receiving an online survey from auDA.
Given that I have approximately 5600 domains under a variety of different email addresses, I was surprised not to receive a request for survey. Nor have any of my fellow domainers (as yet). However, a reader of this blog sent me through a link to the survey.
I was absolutely gobsmacked that there was only one question relative to direct registrations. In my opinion, that is a very poor effort auDA – you are obviously under pressure from your registrars and the registry. If you weren’t, you’d surely have a more balanced survey.
No mention of the burden of additional unnecessary costs; or the potential of losing your brand or trading name to a competitor. No questions asking whether existing rights holder should be protected. Not even any room for additional comments.
Anyway, I will publish screenshots of the survey below – readers can judge for themselves.
But before you get into the survey, please have a read of these two articles I wrote last year. They offer you some contrast.
Ok – So Here’s The Survey!