Re: DNS: DNS proposal

Re: DNS: DNS proposal

From: Glen Turner <glen.turner§>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 17:01:20 +1030
Stephen Baxter wrote:
> What if all of a sudden .au is taken from kre ?

What if the world were to end tomorrow?  Hasn't this mailing list
got anything better to discuss (I can feel a kill-file entry
coming on here).

> How can the goverment control something that they in essence
> have no right to?

Actually, they have every right to -- controlling limited resources
for the common good is a classical government function.  Some people
(not me) feel that the current .COM.AU mess is a good case for the
government to exercise this function.

In the past, in domain naming management as many with many other
things, the Internet has preferred to do things in a cooperative
rather than legislative way.  The adoption of a legislative approach
is seen as one of the major reasons for the failure of the OSI
series of protocols.

> So I suppose they would have to control the actions of those who
> administer the namespace.

I had thought "the government" was Mr Elz's employer [and mine too].
Although this isn't the same as "controlling his [or my] actions" :-)

> What if the .au namespace was taken out of an Australian hands ?

More mailbox-filling, time-wasting speculation.  I do want to
follow this list, especially now that it looks on effecting
.AU as well as .COM.AU, but the signal/noise ratio is getting


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