FW: [DNS] auDA Budget for 2002 financial year

FW: [DNS] auDA Budget for 2002 financial year

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§auda.org.au>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 13:07:55 +1000
Bruce,
As was pointed out to you, Adrian and Theo by representatives of NOIE at the
meeting we held at the end of August, comparisons between auDA and ACIF are
inappropriate and misleading.

ACIF is an industry owned, resourced and operated company. auDA is a
not-for-profit organisation that (at present) sources its funding from the
industry by agreement.

ACIF is not the "self-regulator of the telecomms industry", it is an
industry self-regulatory body that facilitates the development of industry
standards and codes. The Australian Communications Authority (ACA) (a
statutory agency) is responsible for regulating the telecommunications
industry, including consumer protection responsibilities. It is therefore
more correct to describe the telecommunications industry as a co-regulatory
model (shared between government and industry).

In contrast, the domain name industry is a purely self-regulatory model.
(While the ACA has reserve legislative powers, it plays no active role in
regulating the industry.) In effect, auDA's role combines that of both ACIF
and the ACA.
Regards,
Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA
ceo&#167;auda.org.au
+61-3-9226-9495
www.auda.org.au





-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Tonkin [mailto:Bruce.Tonkin&#167;melbourneit.com.au]
Sent: Wednesday, 26 September 2001 10:55 AM
To: 'dns&#167;auda.org.au'
Subject: [DNS] auDA Budget for 2002 financial year

Hello All,

auDA has just released their budget for the 2002 financial year.
See http://www.auda.org.au/budget/index.html

The operating expenses for 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002 are $903,163 compared
to
$747,464 for the corresponding period last year.

The additional expenses for reforming the ".au" space are $354,000.

auDA has published correspondence between Melbourne IT and auDA on this
issue.
Melbourne IT (see http://www.auda.org.au/budget/MIT_offer_21-9-01.pdf) notes
that the cost of regulation in this domain name industry is of the same
order (within a factor of 2) as the cost of the ACIF self regulator for the
telecomms industry which is 1000 times the size of the domain name industry.

Melbourne IT believes that the budget should be subject to a public comment
period as is usual for the ICANN budget.  The auDA announcement does not
seek public comment, but if you have any comments I recommend they be sent
to Jo Lim (jo.lim&#167;auda.org.au) with a copy to this list (assuming that this
is the only public forum on this issue).

Regards,
Bruce Tonkin

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