Posts Tagged ‘auDA’
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Following a detailed industry panel review, auDA has implemented the recommendations of the 2012 Industry Advisory Panel by publishing Transfers (Change of Registrar of Record) Policy (2013-02).
The policy regulates transfers between auDA Accredited Registrars, and now accommodates bulk transfers between registrars, in order to promote competition.
The new clause 7 of the policy states in part:
The amended policy comes into force today, 31 May 2013.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) the regulator of .au domain names, has called an EGM for Monday 22 April 2013 to put a number of constitutional amendments to its members.
The proposed amendments to the constitution arise out of recommendations from the independent review of auDA, by Westlake Consulting. The proposed changes fall into two categories (1) house keeping, which focuses on errors and redundancies in the constitution; and (2) changes including a reduction in the number elected directors, an increase in directors terms, and a cap of terms that directors may serve.
The EGM will be followed by a public meeting of the Board.
All auDA members are welcome to attend.
Details of the EGM are:
Maddocks Lawyers, 140 William Street, Melbourne
on Monday 22 April 2013 at 10.30am
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, credited with founding the internet spoke at an auDA QandA evening at the University of Melbourne last night.
The QandA was moderated by journalist Alan Kohler, among topics of discussion were Sir Tim’s views on data retention and freedom of the internet. When discussing Twitter, Sir Tim described it as “an amplifying medium for things that are emotionally charged“.
He also reiterated the importance of domain names as the “trust mechanism of the internet“.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
As a result of the 2010 Names Policy Panel Report, auDA has implemented some of the Panel’s recommendations with the introduction of the new 2012-04 Domain Name Eligibility and Allocation Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs and 2012-05 Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs.
The main changes involve the revocation of the Monetisation Policy, with rules around monetisation now being incorporated into the new policy, and specifying with more clarity as to how registrants can use domains for monetisation. The changes to policy also broaden the eligibility basis for .id.au domain names to now allow, individuals to register these domains for personal interests or hobbies.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Cooper Mills Director, and Domain Name Lawyer, Erhan Karabardak was yesterday elected to the board of auDA (.au Domain Administration Ltd), the Australian regulator of .au domain names.
The election was held at the auDA AGM in Sydney.
The board election also saw the appointment of Stuart Benjamin, Cheryl Langdon Orr and Joe Manariti.
Monday, September 3rd, 2012
According to recent figures released by .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) the .au domain space regulator, there are now over 2.5million .au domain names that have been registered.
The growth is staggering considering it was March 2011 when the 2 million mark was reached.
auDA says that 86% of all .au domain name registrations are in the .com.au.
According to auDA:
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
auDA, the Australian Domain Name regulator has called for public comment on its draft Accountability and Transparency Framework.
The draft framework arose from the independent review into auDA’s governance in a 2011 review by Westlake Consulting.
For those interested in reviewing the draft framework and submitting comment it can be found here.
Submissions close on 31 July 2012.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
auDA has today announced the membership of the 2012 Industry Advisory Panel.
The Panel has been set up to review the structure, regulation and competition in the Australian domain name industry.
Cooper Mills Director, Erhan Karabardak has been appointed to the Panel, which will commence its review in March. The Panel also includes representatives of the ACCC and the ACMA.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) the regulator of the .au domain name space today (15 December 2011) released a review of governance undertaken by Westlake Consulting Ltd and Argo Pacific.
The report is a 107 page report which was prepared after consultation with a broad variety of stakeholders in the .au space including government, and Cooper Mills Lawyers. The report made 15 recommendations to the board including limits on the tenure of Directors and the publication of an Accountability and Transparency Framework.
The issue of Accountability and Transparency has featured prominently in the report, most likely as a result of the perception that auDA was secretive.
Of particular note in the report is a call for improvement in the relationship between government and auDA – earlier this week we reported that the Prime Minister had taken responsibility for Cyber Security from the Attorney General’s Department.
We hope to publish a more comprehensive analysis of the report shortly.
Tags: .au governance, auDA, Cooper Mills Lawyers, domain law, domain lawyers, domain name law, domain name lawyer
Thursday, November 24th, 2011
The new policy eliminates the ’6 month rule’ which prevented the sale of a newly registered domain name until the expiration of 6 months from the date of registration.
While the new policy removes the ’6 month rule’, the policy maintains the restriction that a Registrant may not register a domain name for the sole purpose of resale or transfer.
The new policy also, now formally recognises on online paperless domain transfer process offered by some Registrars such as Drop.com.au.