Re: IAMEMS: Re: DNS: ADNA's claim to .AU

Re: IAMEMS: Re: DNS: ADNA's claim to .AU

From: Karl Auer <kauer§>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 02:57:57 +1000
At 11:45 PM 27/06/97 +0800, Michael Malone wrote:
>> Now and for the record: ISOC-AU does not want to be the policy oversight
>> body for .AU.
>Then you may want to ensure that your own board shares
>this opinion.  Explicit statements have been made to
>the contrary.

A great many statements have been made by a great many people, about all
sorts of things. My understanding is that the suggestion that ISOC-AU run
the .AU namespace was made at one of the DNS Forum meetings. I have no doubt
that some ISOC-AU Directors and members felt that ISOC-AU was an appropriate
body to handle governance of the .AU namespace. It's a diverse world, no
doubt some people feel that way still!

However, there is a big difference between an idea floated at a discussion
forum and the stated (and built into its Memorandum of Association) aim of
an incorporated body.

Perhaps it's time that ADNA realised that ISOC-AU is in the enviable
position of not having to prove a darn thing! It isn't ISOC-AU that is
laying claim to the entire .AU namespace - it's ADNA.

ADNA, not ISOC-AU, has something to prove. So far, the proving consists of
attempts to discredit and marginalise its critics rather than answer their

Regards, K.

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