RE: [DNS] WHOIS lookups

RE: [DNS] WHOIS lookups

From: Chris Disspain <ceo§auda.org.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 12:09:19 +1000
Adrian,

The budget to which you refer is the transition budget. The education
and media component paid for the series of seminars that auDA ran in
every state (except sadly NT) prior to go-live as well as the production
of the hard copy explanatory brochure (see
http://www.auda.org.au/docs/auda-overview.pdf) and various PR and media
costs to get as much press as possible.

Into the future we also have an education and media budget and are
presently strategising the various methods of educating the public. For
example, should we run a series of early general news press ads in the
major papers or is that too scatter gun? Should we undertake a hard copy
mail out to every domain name holder providing them with relevant
information (given that any time we email the database we are accused of
spamming it seems inappropriate to use email) and so on.

We were encouraged by the feedback from the seminars we ran prior to
go-live and intend to continue those in some form over the next 12
months.

Once we have made so more concrete decisions we will, as always publish
let our members and the announcements list know.

Regards.

Chris Disspain
CEO - auDA
ceo&#167;auda.org.au
www.auda.org.au


-----Original Message-----
From: Adrian Chadd [mailto:adrian&#167;creative.net.au] 
Sent: Friday, 30 August 2002 11:57
To: dns&#167;lists.auda.org.au
Cc: ceo&#167;auda.org.au
Subject: Re: [DNS] WHOIS lookups

On Fri, Aug 30, 2002, Phil Wright wrote:

> I believe that a survey of all Australians between 12 and 60 would
reveal
> that only about 5-8% have even heard of auDA let alone understand it's
role.
> These low figures are reflected back to me by other consultants who
are
> trying to educate their client bases and from my own client-base.
Even many
> IT consultants and managers still do not know of your existence -
> fortunately for your organisation, we attempt to educate them for you
when
> we discover their lack of exposure to auDA.
> 
> I believe that such mis-communication is gravely effecting the wide
public
> realisation of accountability and understanding of the local .au
rules,
> regulations, market climate and procedures.

.. and, funnily enough, I do remember that AuDA's budget allows for
quite
a bit of "education" this year.

Yes. Actually, located at http://www.auda.org.au/about/budget.html is
the
transition to competition budget, which has:

"Education and Media"		$110,000

Ok. So maybe someone should have brought it up before, but now is a good
a time
as any.

Chris, what exactly does the above cover? Will it/has it been covering
AuDA exposure and .. well, addressing the above concerns, or was it
something
else?

Also, does AuDA have an updated document covering the actual
incomings/outgoings
to date relevant to this transition budget? If not, can you give a
reasonably
firm date when this document will be publicly available?

<rant>
People, people. The AuDA site has _oodles of documentation_. Why not
_read it_
before running around and shouting blue murder? If you want to "get at"
AuDA,
why don't you use the stuff that they've published (or not published,
not clarified,
etc) and politely comment on it here rather than running around like
schoolchildren
screaming "not fair, he's picking on me! he's getting treated
differently!"
</rant>

-- 
Adrian Chadd			"<WeBGrrL> i WAS a lesbian.....but now i
love everyone :P"
<adrian&#167;creative.net.au>


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