Re: [DNS] 92 million reasons......

Re: [DNS] 92 million reasons......

From: Larry Bloch <larry§netregistry.au.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Nov 1999 10:20:22 +1100
At 23:18 2/11/1999 +1100, you wrote:
>] Obvious questions for AUDA and KRE are:
>] 1)Will any NEW INA be obliged to hand over anything?
>
>People who have been on this list at least 2 years may remember
>that Melbourne IT was given a *non-exclusive* license in com.au.


And what a joke that particular piece of language was and is. NetRegistry 
has formally applied to anybody who will listen to obtain such a licence as 
have other entities.

To no avail.

Ultimately, Melbourne UNI got the delegation of .au via kre, who assigned 
.com.au to a Melbourne UNI owned company that is now floating for $160 mil 
based on control of this asset - a National Resource.

Its pathetic - Soeharto would be proud of this particular maneuver.

What's more pathetic is that the Internet industry in Australia is so 
apathetic that noone is going to do anything about it.

Consider the question: "What would happen to the ISP industry in Australia 
if AOL bought 85% of INA?"

What would happen to Australia's ecommerce future if Japan bought 85% of 
INA? or China?

Larry Bloch


>] 6)What safeguards have been put in place to ensure the whois database is
>] freely accessible and available to auda and it's members?
>
>Melbourne IT doesn't have control of whois, and never has.
>See www.aunic.net.
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