August 14, 2017
The Australian ccTLD registry auDA has abandoned its members code of conduct and reinstated its policy of publishing the minutes of its board meetings following the standing down of its chairman at the end of July.
The campaign for the above policy changes was led by grumpy.co.au, a campaign group set up to enable auDA members to express their dissatisfaction with the current auDA Board and Management.
The abandoned code of conduct prohibited members from expressing dissatisfaction with the registry in public or via the media thus effectively banning criticism.
As well as publication of the minutes, the Grumpy campaign called for the creation of a new code of conduct in consultation with members.
AuDA have announced a membership consultation process for the creation of a new code of conduct and have promised to restore previously published minutes of board meetings as well as publish the minutes of future meetings. They are also actively seeking a new independent director.