Last week, I had a couple of telephone calls with Cameron Boardman and Di Parker from auDA. This was in relation to the S249D meeting members have called – and the four resolutions contained therein.
The initial conversation we had on Tuesday was rather long (about 1 hour 40 minutes), and it was agreed that the actual points of view discussed would remain confidential. They said they would come back to me by Friday with some feedback and suggestions.
I did receive a call on Friday afternoon, and quite frankly, I was disappointed in the response. More on this at a later date.
As I wrote on Friday, the big issue is the Registry Transformation Project.
If I’m Confused, Then Others Will Be Too!
Even I don’t know exactly what auDA is planning – and I consider myself reasonably intelligent!
When auDA says on numerous occasions (in writing) that “auDA has decided to conduct a tender process to enable auDA to build and operate a dedicated .au registry“, then I take them at their word.
When I repeat this back to the CEO, he simply says that “the language and drafting is poor”. It actually means something else.
Really? Well please tell us what it means Mr Boardman! Take your members with you on this journey – and you might find that resistance fades.
And if there are other options that auDA may consider with this whole process, why not tell your members in “plain speak”?
Today marks a significant date in auDA’s “Black Ops” project. The clock is ticking.
Ned O’Meara – 26th June 2017