In response to a query from iTWire, a spokesperson for Communications, Cyber Safety and Arts Minister Paul Fletcher said auDA had an interim chief executive in place and remained focused "on performing its vital role of independently governing Australia's .au domain name framework".
The spokesperson added: "The government has set clear expectations for auDA. auDA has a process underway to reconstitute its board and appoint a new chief executive."
The allegations about Boardman were published in The Australian on Tuesday. They were said to have been made in a letter sent to Boardman by the former independent chair of auDA, Chris Leptos, who resigned from the post in June.
auDA has gone through a number of ructions since April last year when one member, Jim Stewart, the chief executive of StewArt Media, led a call for Boardman to resign, along with Leptos, and directors Sandra Hook and Suzanne Ewart.
Following the departure of Leptos, Ewart is now functioning as the independent chair.
A review of auDA's functioning, released last year, found the organisation was not being run in a way that would suit the purpose for which it was set up.
The government accepted all 29 recommendations of the review which focus on reforming auDA’s management framework; supporting effective stakeholder engagement; outlining the role and expectations of the government; and fostering greater trust and confidence in the .au namespace.