I would say that AuDA has had a fairly low profile over the years.
After all, most people registering domains rightly go through a
But the regulator hasn't been without its share of
controversy. It's been involved in several high-profile lawsuits
and regularly makes it into the press -- including ZDNet -- for enforcement
Just last month NetRegistry called on auDA to change its public
consultation processes to get more input from those who buy
Could this weekend's advertisements be an attempt to meet that challenge?
If so, good on the auDA for responding to criticism so quickly. But in any case, the regulator trying to communicate better with stakeholders in the domain system can only generate a more vibrant, open and democratic system.