Re: INET: Re: DNS: COM.AU DNA's Progress Report after 2 weeks

Re: INET: Re: DNS: COM.AU DNA's Progress Report after 2 weeks

From: Nick Andrew <nick§>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 12:16:43 +1100 (EST)
Forwarding a message from Skeeve Stevens:
> Message-Id: <199611170737.SAA08548&#167;>

> Make it a submit-able page, which then formats it properly.. so it is printable.

If they do that, somebody's sure to submit it ... :-)

> Interesting... if they give you $1,000 you will give them some publicity/
> advertising and recommend them......

It sounds fair to me. Actually it's a fine deal for the ISP involved since
they get the publicity AND they get to use the $1000 for their first 10
(or 5, etc.) domain registrations. Melbourne IT don't want to deal with
the customer directly; both parties win.

> I thought the $1,000 was a advance payment on domain names... not a payment
> to receive special treatment and recommendation.

Remember they're establishing an account for the ISP; the $1000 is the ISP's
initial balance and the advantage to the customer who goes through a PISP is
that the ISP has already paid Melbourne IT, which reduces delays.

> I am highly against this... Im afraid I dont have the spare $1,000 to "BUY"
> some recommendation from Melbourne IT... and even if I did.. I wouldnt.

$1000 covers 10 domains at most; if an ISP does 10 or more domains a
month they're unlikely to complain. Anyway, how much will it cost you to
keep those vanity domains past the end of this year?

>    You can also contact the Bureau:
>      * by phone on (03) 9344-9366 from 9am-12pm and 2pm-5pm
> Wow... really normal business hours guys... get a clue.

Agree. With a potential megabuck coming into Melbourne IT in a
few months' time, you can afford to answer the phone at lunchtime.

> Set up	* a 1.800 number... we aren't all in Melbourne

On the other hand, my E-mail to was answered same day.

Kralizec Dialup Internet System         Data: +61-2-9837-1183, 9837-1868
Zeta Microcomputer Software             Fax: +61-2-9837-3753 Voice: 9837-1397
P.O. Box 177, Riverstone NSW 2765
Received on Tue Nov 19 1996 - 13:49:17 UTC

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