RE: DNS: Issues relating to

RE: DNS: Issues relating to

From: Simon Hackett <simon§>
Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 22:17:31 +0900
>Who created this closed-shop environment in relation Melbourne.IT ?

"we" did, Peter - the community of interested parties. 

There is a mechanism (or rather, a body charged with creating a mechanism)
to open up competition in the australian namespace in terms of registry
service providers. Unfortunately it has produced no actual outcomes in its
first year of operation, despite a good start and a lot of effort on the
part of a lot of people.

Sooner or later, a relevant element of the government will perhaps  give up
waiting and forcibly cause competition to happen. I sincerely hope 'we' get
our act in gear before that happens :)

In brief, the way it works is this:

- ADNA (or someone) manages the nearly impossible: putting a proposal on
this mailing list which NOONE objects to, and which provides a mechanism
for competition to occur in parallel to Melbourne IT in the provision of
commercial delegation services in the namespace.

- that community-agreed mechanism and/or additional registrars are
presented to Robert Elz for consideration as additional operators in the namespace
(if that is established as what 'the community' does really want, that is)

- Robert Elz says 'yep' and they all get on with it.

[Robert - my apologies if I have misinterpreted the steps above, or got
them wrong in some regard - if I have, a correction in this list would
undoubtedly assist us all in understanding the processes here]

Simon Hackett, Technical Director, Internode Systems Pty Ltd
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