Re: DNS: Proposed BIZ.AU Registry

Re: DNS: Proposed BIZ.AU Registry

From: Nick Andrew <nick§>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 22:09:43 +1100 (EST)
Forwarding a message from Michael Malone:
> The charging may be an issue to some. The application
> of rule policy shouldn't be. I currently administer
> ASN.AU and Hugh Irvine (of admins NET.AU.
> I don't believe you'll find anything naughty going on
> in either of the domains.

I'm sure you're right. My suggestion will protect each DA, to a certain
extent, from accusations of favouritism (but then, not against accusations
of collusion). The commercial domains are much more "sensitive" than
other domains.

> > > It is proposed that BIZ.AU be administered exclusively by
> > > Internode and iiNet for a period of eighteen months.
> > 
> > Does this mean then that Robert Elz will be (if he wants) the permanent
> > domain administrator, to delegate for 18 months according to the paragraph
> > above?
> I'm not sure what you mean here?

Simply that there needs to be some impartial body who can make the
decision (if necessary) to deregister a DA or register another DA after
18 months. It doesn't have to be Robert, however that's how it was done
with, hence my comment.

> Both organisations have secondary products other than Internet
> access, and of course, our centres of operations are in
> different states. I considered the risk of both going belly
> up in rapid succession to be minimal.

There wasn't anything in the proposal (if I recall correctly) of
substituting another organisation for a belly-up DA (although it was
suggested later). The proposal indicated that the remaining organisation
would take the balance of the load.  I wondered what would happen if
the other subsequently died. It makes more sense that if one dies,
a different organisation may be delegated into the spot - which leads
back to paragraph 1 above.

> What exactly will happen, right now, if Melbourne IT goes
> to the wall?

We wonder how they spent the money, businesses wonder why they spent it,
and Robert decides what to do with all the applications until Plan
B goes into effect.

> > This sounds like a service-level type guarantee which might differ
> > between the registries rather than a policy of the domain as a whole.
> We intend to make this a fully automated process. ie: it won't
> be affected by service levels in any way.


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