Re: [DNS] fairfax article

Re: [DNS] fairfax article

From: George Michaelson <ggm§>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 16:34:37 +1000
I was a vociferous and strong critic of ADNA. I don't see the same reasons
to be critical of auDA. In fact, ISOC-AU is supportive of auDA and I echo
that support from a personal perspective.

I would like to see auDA work, and I would like to see a clear timeline for
transition of .AU to auDA, via a government agency to clarify that .AU vests
via the government. For me, this is more than symbolic: it provides the clear
reason for a legal challange to auDA should there ever be questions about its
competency to manage, and shows that elected government asserts its ownership
in the act of vesting to a specific body. (I do not presage a challenge, I
just think its prudent to cover for it)

I am considerably less happy that people are canvassing changes to  2LD
policy at this time. Since MIT is in near-IPO state, there are strong
financial issues at stake in any discussion of the policy and I
personally feel they are inappropriate in this context. 

It is also worth noting that KRE retains substantive control of and the
current "operating lease" for want of a better word is up for renewal, so the
timing issues here are very sensitive. (this is all a matter of public record
as I understand it. MIT do not "own"

I wish people would stop confusing the issues. .AU should transit to a
competent authority. I think that is auDA. It demonstrates (for me) the
processes, and the level of commitment and buy-in that ADNA lacked.

Now doesn't look to me to be the time to start to discuss generics, or
name policies, or any other issues in the 2LD. I can't see how it is going
to help make KRE feel comfortable about the transition. We have a documented
process how we CAN discuss these things. Lets not pre-empt them.


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Received on Tue Oct 26 1999 - 14:34:40 UTC

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