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White anting “auDA” control

White ants can wreak significant damage on your home without you even realising that they are at work. They quietly go about their work, undermining your foundations, attacking your walls, leaving a trail of destruction in their path, until only the shell of the original structure remains.

White anting out of control

Human white anting is a form of sabotage which is so subtle, it can be difficult to identify or expose. It is a covert form of bullying that aims to undermine or discredit the achievements and influence of another.

White anting might include spreading rumours and false information.

I have personally been the subject of a smear campaign from senior figures in the Australian domain name industry.

Confidential auDA board information has been leaked to third parties

The inferences made by a third party are grossly inaccurate, defamatory, and reveal privileged information known only by auDA.

Most importantly I have done nothing wrong, and at no stage has auDA or any other party made an official enquiry or complaint to me.


auDA Chair Chris Leptos AM, auDA Deputy Chair Erhan Karabardak, and auDA CEO Cameron Boardman:

Put up or shut up.


Josh Rowe

auDA Non Executive Director 2001-2015

auDA Member


What is my Uber rating?

When you finish an Uber trip you rate the driver from one to five stars.

The Uber operations team use this rating to manage the quality of their drivers.

What you might not know is the Uber driver also rates you – the Uber rider – from one to five stars.

Here’s how to find out your Uber rating:

  1. Open the Uber app
  2. Select the home icon (looks like a hamburger)
  3. Select Help
  4. Select Account
  5. Select I’d like to know my rating
  6. Select Submit

The screen between step 5 and 6 reads:

After each trip, riders and drivers are given the opportunity to rate one another based on their trip experience.

The rating system works to make sure that the most respectful riders and drivers are using Uber.  Ratings are always reported as averages, and neither riders nor drivers will see the individual rating left for a particular trip.

You may learn your average rating by tapping Submit below.


If you haven’t tried Uber yet, here’s some Free Uber Credit to get you going.

If you’re already on Uber and still hungry for more statistics, then find out how many rides, distance and time you’ve spent in Ubers.

PS My Uber ride rating is 4.88 for my 543 rides with a total of 7,523 kilometres.


I am embarrassed

I am an avid and regular reader of many blogs, the knowledge that people share about their life and work is incredibly valuable to me.

I look back at my two blog posts for 2012 and I feel embarrased at the small amount I contributed to the blogosphere.  Of course, I do tweet regularly, but 140 characters limits the information I share.

Therefore, I have decided to start blogging properly.  At a minimum from now on I will blog at a least once a month on topics including business, strategy, eCommerce, family, life, friends, and who knows what else.

Some of the blogs I regularly read include: Trevor Young, Darren Rowse, Justine BloomeSteve Sammartino, Jane MillsValerie Koo, Jim Stewart, Sean CallananeCommerce Outtakes, Simon Pollock, Seth Godin, and many more.

Wish me luck!

Please vote for my photo to help me win 2 x return flights to the UK

Update: thanks for all the support, the competition is closed now (I didn’t win).

I have a 1 in 9 chance of winning 2 x return flights to the UK, all I need is the most votes for my photo here: – do it now & get the people in your house to do the same!


Welcome to Josh’s Sanctum – the personal blog of Josh Rowe from Melbourne, Australia.

In 1995, when the Internet was young, I launched Josh’s Sanctum as a place to share links through the 1995 version of social media – a guestbook.

The 2011 version of Josh’s Sanctum is my personal blog where I intend to share my thoughts on work and life in general.

I don’t know how often I’ll post to this site nor which specific topics I will cover.

Wish me luck!