[AUUG-Talk]: [clug] Changes to org.au eligibility

Rodney Peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Fri Jan 15 22:36:59 AEDT 2021

I'm currently treasurer of an association, that is incorporated in ACT 
and have held that office as well as others in another.

It's a little less onerous than it used to be:

     now no annual fee

     associations having low turnover no longer have an audit, but 
require a lesser review of accounts.  The reviewer does not need 
accounting qualifications

     a Constitution is no longer mandatory

A Committee (of at least 4, AFAIK) plus an AGM are required.

OTOH, if the hassle can be avoided ...


On 15/1/21 6:48 pm, Stephen Rothwell via linux wrote:
> Hi sll,
> [Just using the correct CLUG mailing list address ... ]
> On Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:42:52 +1100 Stephen Rothwell <sfr at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
>> For those that don't know, AuDA has changed the rules for eligibility
>> to register an org.au domain.  You now (from April 12) need to be an
>> incorporated non-profit or registered with the Charity's commission (or
>> a few other possibilities) non of which we fulfil currently.
>> I have had a look at a few possibilities one of which is to have Linux
>> Australia as the registrant of clug.org.au and auug.org.au, but for
>> them to leave control of the domains with "us" (mostly me at the moment
>> :-)).
>> Alternatively, I could look at making the Canberra Linux Users Group
>> some sort of incorporated entity (which, I am told, is not too bad) and
>> retain the domains under that ownership..
>> Comments?
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