Re: DNS: Here we go again :-(

Re: DNS: Here we go again :-(

From: David Keegel <djk§>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 15:20:30 +1000 (EST)
] Towards the end of March, M-IT agreed not to delete all
] unpaid COM.AU domain names on March 17, 1997.

I would have said closer to the middle of March than the
end of March, to be fair to M-IT.
] Part of this agreement was that M-IT would provide some
] method for us to find out which of these classes domain
] names fell into.
] In early April, a web page was set up at:
] which provided a "license status" check.  Unfortunately,
] it only classes domain names as "licensed" or "unlicensed".

It gives an end date for the license.
(Whether this date is correct is another question.)

For instance :-

	Domain Name has status UNLICENSED
	Licence valid until 17/3/97

(presumably we should treat 17/3/97 as 30/06/1997?)
as opposed to say :-

	Domain Name has status LICENSED PAID
	Licence valid until 30/10/1999

or :-
	Domain Name [yyy] has status LICENSED
	Licence valid until 31/01/99

or :-
	Domain Name [zzz] has status INVOICED
	Licence valid until 30/10/1999

or :-

It's a pity M-IT don't consistently use a date format of DD/MM/YYYY, or
even better (IMHO), the ISO standard for dates: YYYY-MM-DD.

It would also be nice if this query tool was on a separate page (the
DNA home page is more than large enough already) for easy access, and
had some instructions -- for instance, you don't need to include the
"" in your query, and what the possible status values are.
David Keegel <djk&#167;>  +61 3 9642-5997
Cybersource P/L: Unix Systems Administration and TCP/IP network management
Received on Sat Apr 26 1997 - 15:52:37 UTC

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